Sunday, March 8, 2015

Whoopie Pies

Probably the most delightful name for a treat 


Having just given up on dieting for the week, we decided to make the famous Whoopie Pie. A nice treat to make in the cold winter months. Please hurry springtime.





Research:

We used a recipe that we found on Epicurious, CLICK HERE.

Plan:

Gather the following ingredients:


2 cups all-purpose flour
0.5 cup cocoa powder
1.25 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of well shaken buttermilk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg

Filling

1 stick unsalted butter
1.25 cups confectioners sugar
2 cups marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon vanilla



Preheat oven to 350 and follow along.

Execution:

Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl until combined. Stir together buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl.

Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a standing mixer. Then add egg, beating until combined well. Reduce speed to low and alternately mix in flour mixture and buttermilk in batches, beginning and ending with flour, scraping down side of bowl occasionally, and mixing until smooth.



Spoon 0.25 cup mounds of batter about 2 inches apart onto 2 buttered large baking sheets.



Bake in upper and lower thirds of open, switching positions halfway though until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched, 11 to 13 minutes. Transfer with a spatula to a rack to cool completely.



Filling:

Beat butter, confectioners sugar, marshmallow and vanilla in a bowl at medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Then assemble!






Verdict:

These are just plain delicious. Probably not the best thing to have in the house for weight loss but it is a nice way to raise your spirits in the final days of winter.

Make some of these.

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