Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Whoopie pie

     Remember our idly-upma from left-over idly's??  Here is the same process of converting left-overs to more yummy snack.  In Pennsylvania, some farmer's wife didn't want to throw away  left-over cake batter.  She inturn, spooned them over parchment paper, baked to form cookie-shaped cake.  After that, two cake cookies were sandwiched with icing.  This initial delight excited the farmer's tastebuds, that he had shouted 'WHOOPEEE' and hence the name.  Slowly, and steadily whoopie pie became popular and lots of people preferred it over cupcakes (because of ease of biting into cake first and tasting icing inside rather than cupcakes toped with icing)  Now, this whoopie pie is declared as US baked good and is made professionally over a lot of eateries....



Quite interesting, isn't it ?  This professionally made whoopie pie, itself is an complex process.  They are actually made from butter, eggs and buttermilk.  But, as the real concept involved is to balance up the left-overs, isn't it ??  So, I just baked these choco whoopie pie as simple as possible.  You can take a look below 







Ingredients required

For icing
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Unsalted butter- 30 gm
  • Icing sugar - 50gm

For batter
  • Large egg - 1
  • Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Maida/regular flour - 1/2 cup
  • Cocoa powder - Less than 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp 

Method

Sieve maida with baking powder and cocoa.  Keep it aside
Separate egg at room temperature.  In a clean and dry bowl, add egg white and beat till foamy




After it gets foamy, add pinch of salt and beat till it forms soft peak. A soft peak is one that breaks whenever you take out ur beater.  Just like below pic.


Now add in egg yolk, vanilla essence, sugar.  Beat till the mixture is well combined and is creamy.  This might take around ten to fifteen minutes



Now add in sieved dry mixture.  Beat it till it is combined otherwise you might mix well with spoon too.


One must remember that this whoopie pie must be bit more thicker than normal cake batter.  Because you are going to pour this into baking sheet, if your batter is too runny, you might not get proper shape



Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celsius.  Spoon the batter over baking sheet.  Just spoon the batter and don't shape them into circle because we want pie to be broader on top.  


Meantime, it is baking, prepare icing by beating all three ingredients for twenty minutes, keep aside or refrigerate

Bake the pie for 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove, peel the pie off, cool over wire-rack.



Sandwich two pies with icing and combine them.  Store in air-tight container or in refrigerator



Kids will really luv to have this <3








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