Whoopie pie

20140221-175921.jpgi haven’t post anything on february so i think i’m just gonna post a whoopie pie recipe. I don’t think that the picture and the finish product is blog quality certified but i did promise on my new year resolution that i’d post every month (actually at least 2 entry every month but i don’t think i’m going to be able to fulfill that promise). Whoopie pie is basically sandwich cookie. Yep yep it’s just cookie with filling. You could just put anything you like for your filling. For me, I’m using pastry cream and chocolate ganache. You could fill it with nutella, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, basically whatever you like.

The cookies ingredients:

20140221-192841.jpgegg, baking powder, light brown sugar (i use the combination of white and brown sugar), coco powder, flour, butter, buttermilk, vanilla essence.

20140221-195225.jpgcombine the sugar and butter

20140221-195453.jpgcream together the sugar and the butter until fluffy

20140223-132449.jpgadd in egg

20140223-142706.jpgand buttercream and vanilla

20140223-142857.jpgbeat until incorporated .

20140223-142949.jpgsift in the dry ingredients

20140223-143748.jpgmix everything together into a yummy chocolate dough.

20140224-211439.jpgthe chocolaty goodness did not end there. I’m putting mini marshmallow, white chocolate, and milk chocolate into the dough (just use chocolate chips i don’t have it at the moment)

20140224-211723.jpgdump them in there

20140224-211902.jpgand mix mix mix.

Now, i’ve tried to bake them right away but i found that the after product cookies had this cakey texture and it gets too crumbly. So i would suggest to refrigerate overnight; which i found that the after products got this crunchy outer layer and cakey texture in the middle. Less crumbly too. Just perfect.

20140224-212354.jpgbake the cookie (overnight dough product). See those marshmallow bits? Looooove it.
Let cool and choose the filling you want to fill your cookies with. I’m using some left over pastry cream, salted caramel sauce and also chocolate ganache.

20140224-212822.jpgpastry cream and caramel sauce in the middle. I think i’m going to have to say sorry in every blog post for my messiness. Please just cope with it.

20140224-214628.jpgJust sandwich the cookies, dust with powdered sugar and you’re done.

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I really need a good camera and a better lighting in my kitchen. Hope i’ll get at least one of them soon.

Adapted from Sorted food’s marshmallow whoopie pie
Whoopie pie ingredients:
• 140g all purpose flour
• 80g butter
• 130g light brown sugar (or brown sugar)
• 1tsp baking soda
• 40g coco powder
• 1tsp vanilla essence
• 90ml buttermilk
• 1 egg
• Marshmallow, milk and white chocolate chips (as much or as little as you like)
• Filling of your choice

How to make:
1) cream the butter and brown sugar until creamy, add in egg, buttermilk and vanilla, mix well.
2) sift in the flour, coco powder, baking soda and mix well.
3) add in the marshmallow and chocolate chips and mix well.
4) refrigerate for overnight or if you’re rather impatient, spread the dough thinly on cling fling and put them in the freezer for approximately 1 hour.
5) bake at 180°C for 10 minutes depending on your oven.
6) let cool and spread some filling to the bottom side of the cookie then sandwich it with another cookie. Dust with powdered sugar and they are ready to eat.