*Vigorously shakes dust bunnies off the blog*
I’m gonna give this another go, folks. Best to ease into it, so I’ll start simple and return to my roots.
Whoopies! (And, of course, Writing, so stay tuned!)
But first, we’ll start with the return of Whoopie Wednesday. Don’t know what a Whoopie is?
Then obviously, we can’t be friends. You go now.
For the die hard fans and the curious, here’s the Wiki definition:
The whoopie pie (alternatively called a black moon, gob [term indigenous to the Pittsburgh region], black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo [also recorded as “Devil Dogs” and “Twins” in 1835) is a US baked product that may be considered either a cookie, pie or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.
Here’s my definition: Creamy cakey deliciousness. Mouth Joy. Snack Heaven. And by the way, Whoopies also come in waaaaaaay more varieties than the standards listed above.
Below is my favorite chocolate whoopie recipe. A starter whoopie, if you will. From the cookbook “Making Whoopies: The Official Whoopie Pie Book” by Nancy Griffin.
Diane’s Modified Boston Globe Whoopie Pies:
(Yields 8-12 Whoopies)
2 cups unsifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup salad oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup milk (or undiluted evaporated milk)
Filling: (I have been known to double/triple this for LOTS of FILLING!)
4 Tbsp. butter
3-4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3 heaping Tbsp. Marshmallow Fluff
1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and sugar. Add the egg, oil vanilla, and milk. Beat.
- Drop batter onto greased cookie sheets, leaving space for each to spread as it bakes. Bake for 8 minutes. Cook cakes on the pan briefly, then on a wire rack.
- Beat together the butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, Fluff, and vanilla. Spread mixture between cooled cakes.
Now sit back and make mouth love to your fresh Whoopie!
Do you have a favorite Whoopie recipe? Please send it to me to share on the blog!
For those of you who could give a damn about Whoopie (and WTF are you still doing here, anyway? I told you to go.) and came her for writing inspiration, fear not. That’s on its way next time I post.
Until next time – Life is Short. Make Whoopie.