Hello lovelies! Happy Sunday 🙂
I haven’t posted in a week because I didn’t know what to post about and have been a little busy.What have you been doing this week? I feel like this blog has taken a back-seat in my life but with a week off I will hopefully be able to prepare and get back on track!
Anyway, yesterday I got in the kitchen and decided to try baking something new and different – Whoopie Pies! If you don’t know what Whoopie Pies are, they are two cake/cookies sandwiched together with a filling.
The Whoopie Pies I made are rich, soft and indulgent chocolate cookies with a whipped chocolate ganache filling. Someone scream YUM YUM!
So if you want to know how to make these beautiful babies, keep on reading..
For the Pies:
- 1 Egg
- 75g Unsalted Butter
- 125g Caster Sugar
- 5 tbsp plain Yoghurt
- 2 tbsp Milk
- Splash of Vanilla Extract
- 200g Plain Flour
- 80g Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
For the Ganache:
- 200g Dark Chocolate
- 240ml Double Cream
- A pinch of Salt
1. Cream together the sugar and butter with an electric mixer, and then add in the egg.
2. Mix the milk, yoghurt and vanilla together and using a wooden spoon quickly stir this into the egg mix.
3. Now add all the other (dry) ingredients into this batter and fold it together.
4. Put the mixture into the fridge for 20 minutes and in the mean time, turn the oven to 170C and line two trays with baking paper.
5. After the twenty minutes is up, spoon around 6-7 circles of the mix onto each tray. They should be a little smaller than the size of your palm. Pop into the oven for around 15 minutes, until they look and feel firm but still maintain a spongey consistency.
6. Leave the pies to cool to room temperature, and in this time you can get on with the filling! You want to pop the cream in a saucepan and let it boil on medium heat, then take it off the heat and add the chopped chocolate and salt in. Let this sit before stirring the ganache to a shiny, smooth texture.
7. Leave the ganache to completely cool to room temperature, but making sure you regularly whisk the mixture so it doesn’t harden. After it’s cool, use an electric whisk to whizz and firm up the ganache until thicker and fluffier.
8. Spoon the ganache onto half of the whoopie pies and sandwich the others on top. Et Voila, Chocolate Whoopie Pies complete!
Have you tried Whoopie Pies before? Will you be making these?
Thanks for reading guys,