Yes folks, bit of a drought at the moment. Ironic, you’re in a relationship you stop wanting it, you become single you start obsessing about it. Or you sew, bake, knit, create like a maniac to distract yourself. Yes, yes, ironic I know.
I’ve had it on the brain especially since seeing a recipe named "Whoopie Pies" in the June issue of Delicious magazine. These are presented as a children’s snack, however aside from the sweet marshmallow filling I don’t think kids would enjoy the bitterness of the chocolate, but I did!
Whoopie pies, Delicious magazine, June 2006 Kate Tait
1 cup (150g) plain flour
1/2 cup (50g) dutch cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
120g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 firmly packed cup brown sugar (100g)
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
100g white marshmallows
- Preheat oven 180C
- Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb into a bowl.
- Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg, followed by the vanilla and buttermilk.
- Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and beat until combined.
- Place 32 tablespoonfuls of mixture 4cm apart on the prepared trays, bake for 7-8 minutes until doubled in size and firm on the top when gently pressed. Cool on trays
- Place marshmallows and 1 teaspoon warm water in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 20 seconds, then stir until smooth.
- Spread the marshmallows over 16 of the rounds, then sandwich them together with the remaining rounds.
Sit back, feet up and enjoy slowly with a cuppa…not quite the same, but a distraction.