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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I Put the Whoop in Whoopie Pie

Oh you bet your sweet bippy, I surely did. Today we prepared for tomorrow’s outing to the Montoro tea party grounds. The goodie of choice to bring to the soirée was homemade whoopie pies. They are called whoopie pies because there is so much sugar in them, that just by eating a small one, your children will run around whooping for the rest of their natural lives.

The recipe is simple. Let me break it down for you. There are two parts to the whoopie pie. The outer layer, which is known in my world as ‘the cake-like cookie part’, and the inner sanctum which is the marshmallowy middle, henceforth to be known officially as ‘whoop’.

Oh yes, it is whoop indeed. A party for your mouth, if you will.
And also your dentist.

I will post the recipe in a moment, but first, a visual aid:



Now I know what you are wondering: ‘Why isn’t there a step-by-step tutorial of the delicious whoop-making process?’

Because it was 93 degrees today in NYC, and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. That’s why.

So, enjoy the recipe, the visual aid, and when you make the pies, enjoy the whoop most of all.

Whoopie Pies
'Cake-like Cookies':
4C All purpose flour 2 Eggs 1/2t Salt
2C Sugar 3t Baking Powder 1C Sour Milk (1T lemon juice + Milk=1C liquid)
1C Cocoa 2t Vanilla 1C Shortening 1 1/2C Cold Water
Cream sugar, salt, shortening, vanilla and eggs. Add dry ingredients. Mix briefly, then add wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

'Whoop':
3 Lightly beaten egg whites 3T Vanilla 6C Powder Sugar 1 1/2C Shortening 1/2C Flour
1/2C Milk
Cream shortening, vanilla, and milk with egg whites. Add flour and half the sugar. Beat well. Add remaining sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Will be marshmallowy. Try to be strong.

Oh-So-Important Assembly Instructions:
Take one cooled ‘cake-like cookie’ and top with a generous dollop of whoop. Lick your thumb where the whoop touched you, and wipe thumb on your leg before continuing.
Gently, lovingly, as you would handle a baby bird recently fallen from the nest (with gloves on so as to avoid putting your human scent on said bird), place another ‘cake-like cookie’ on top of the generous dollop. Ever so slightly press the ‘cake-like cookie’ parts together.

The whoop will goop out the sides. That’s a completely natural part of the process. If it doesn’t goop out, you are waaay too conservative with the whoop, and are in danger of offending the whole baking process.

Please, no matter what you do, DO NOT offend the whoop.

Pour an ice cold glass of frothy milk (or hot coffee for you sickos that drink it) and enjoy.

Whoop! There it is!

(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

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