Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whoopie Pies

This, my friends, is perfection! Yummo on a plate!
I'm talking of course of whoopie pies!!
This weekend we're joining some friends for a weekend in the mountains. (it's their 20th and they asked us to come along. So, being the agreeable people we are we agreed! lol But, not wanting to be a total sponge I said I would do the cooking. A girl's gotta eat! And if the weather totally stinks, I at least know we'll have a good throw down.)

The whoopies in process...lets see, 50 halves make how many whoopies...? 25?
Do you think I'll have enough? I don't know, there are six of us! Thank goodness I made a trople batch of coconut macaroons just to be on the safe side.. :-)

*gasp* to die for (below)

I'm havin a sneaky suspicion they won't all make it to the mountains....oh well!
our frinds aren't  big eaters anyway :-) lol

For those of you who have to go to the store right now and buy the stuff to make these, here's the recipe:
(this is a single batch, but take my advice and always make a double. You'll wish you did if you don't. )

Whoopie Pies

1/2 Cup butter, softened  (not in the microwave~ that's bad for you ~ see link under ingredient list)
1 egg
2 cups  all purpose flour (not self raising)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 cup milk, soured
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream your butter and sugar til light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. It should look kind of like pudding or  a thick custard.
spoon out into uniform circles on a baking tray covered in parchment paper.
Bake at 425 degrees Farenheit for about 5 minutes.
They should be puffy and springy.
Cool on wire rack.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar ( a.k.a.icing sugar, confectioner's sugar)
1 1/2 cups of Mashmallow cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon   ground cardamon (optional, but its really nice)
4 tablespoons of milk (you may need less if its been really damp outside lately

Beat well.
Put a nice dollop on one half and make a sandwich.

Marshmallow Cream
 (in case you can't buy it)
3 egg whites, room temperature
2 cups light corn syrup *
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted powdered sugar (a.k.a icing sugar, confectioners sugar)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

In large bowl of an electric mixer, add egg whites, corn syrup and salt. Beat on high speed, mix for approximately 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and the volume has almost doubled.

On low speed, add powdered sugar and mix until blended. Add vanilla exract just until well blended.

Your marshmallow is now ready to use in your recipes or refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 weeks

* if you live in Britain, chances are you wont be able to find corn syrup either. A good alternative would be golden syrup or rice syrup. Honey is the right consistency but the taste is too strong.

PS) they freeze well.



Femmy said...

this looks delicious!!! have to try this too!!

Linda w said...

They look yummy...how do you get to be such a mega diva, it really is not fair (foot stamping going on here lol). Why is soften in microwave bad (I just did it only half hr ago). Have great time

Natasha said...

Hey Dorcas,
Have a lovely time!!!
I've never heard of let alone TASTED whoopee pies before or since yours, so I can honestly say yours were the best EVER :-)

Thanks for the recipe, I'm sure I'll try these one day :-)

Tasha xXx

Apricot Bubbles said...

Sounds yummy!
We don´t know Marshmallow Cream here - perhaps I can replace it with custard cream?

Tracy V. said...

Mmm! Yummy those look so good. I love baking...I will sometimes post a recipe on my blog too! ;-)

Apricot Bubbles said...

I learn a lot of new things from you! Thanks :-)

Tine said...

Oh wow, Dorcas. Just found this posting. Whatever next? Your days just have to be longer than mine....you manage to cram so much into them. LOL. These look very tasty Dorcas.


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ChickieChirps said...

These look sooo good, and maybe a little bit dangerous for the waistline?!


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