Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Banana Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

 (with Salted Caramel Sauce and White Chocolate Frosting)

Whoopie pies. These are something I have never made before, so I'm kind of achieving the goal I made recently. They were a big thing a couple of years ago, but I sort of missed the boat and had no idea what to expect because I've never had one from a shop/cafe. I would describe them as a cake-biscuit hybrid, they looked like cookies before being sandwiched together, but they taste more spongy than a normal cookie.

I couldn't decide how to fill mine, because I didn't have the right equipment to make the whoopie pie filling in the book I was using (on that note - why do we not have an electric whisk, mother? The old one broke months ago I'm dying here), so I decided to make some salted caramel sauce and the white chocolate frosting in the same recipe book. Great decision me, the flavours worked well together without being too sweet or any flavour overpowering the others. Synergy.

I used the recipes in Baked in America (a great book which I cannot believe I had never picked up before this!) for the whoopie pies and the white chocolate frosting, I used the recipes in   and this recipe for the salted caramel sauce (my tip is to avoid stirring the sugar as it melts, as this leads it to form clumps which ruined my first batch of sauce!).

In other news, have you seen that I changed my url?!?! I tried to do that a few months ago, but I failed miserably. I attempted it again after feeling like an internet magician due to attending a Decoded coding course (an incredible day!) and actually succeeded, so now I have a real, official-looking url!

I also made blueberry meringue pies with my own recipe and everything but I didn't get a chance to photograph them, which means I'll have to make them again soon - what a shame... So watch out for those!