Thursday, 30 May 2013

Oh my Whoopie Pie!

After many trips to America I finally experienced the Whoopie Pie! I thoroughly enjoyed making these as they are something I have always wanted to try. You can make all sorts of changes to the recipe which is what makes them so much fun! Have a go and see what variations you can come up with!
All you need is:
180g plain flour
120ml skimmed milk
190g brown sugar
120ml soured cream
half a teaspoon of baking powder
half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
55g cocoa powder
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
115ml sunflower oil
1 handful white chocolate drops
1 handful milk chocolate drops

Buttercream filling:
200g butter
400g icing sugar
1 tbsp skimmed milk

1. Preheat the oven to 170 (fan oven) and line two baking trays with baking paper (trust me; it makes things much easier later on)

2. Gently heat the milk and stir in the sugar. Once heated and mixed together, take off the heat and add the soured cream

3. Leave the milk etc. to cool down a little. At this point, mix together in a seperate bowl the flour, bicarb, baking powder and cocoa.

4. Now your milk etc. is cooled, mix in the flour, sugar and oil in your pan. Pour these ingredients into the bowl and  floud in with the flour concoction.

5. If you have a piping bag you can pipe 8cm circles with the same amount of spacing between each one. HOWEVER, an easier was it putting two or three dessert spoons worth into a circle, leaving a reasonable amount of space in between each one. Bake them for around 8 minutes, or until, when testing with a skewer, it comes out clean.

6. Leave these to cool on your baking trays; it’s now time for the butter icing! Beat together the softened butter, icing sugar and vanilla, followed by the milk; make sure the buttercream is light and fluffy!

7. When the whoopies are finally cool, take a teaspoon and pop two tsps of buttercream onto the flat side followed by a seconded on top (flat side onto the buttercream. Repeat with the rest of the whoopies.


If you want plain whoopies rather than chocolate, don’t put the cocoa powder in. Instead add 55g extra plain flour. You could then use melted galaxy chocolate instead of the buttercream, crunchy peanut butter or marshmallow fluff (very popular with the Americans!)

N xo

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