>Making whoopie and other such delights!

>No not that kind of whoopie! I wish! What with the other half out in Spain that would be nigh on impossible! I’m talking whoopie pies!

I picked up the Sainsbury’s magazine the other day and had to try the recipe out with the little monkey. And this is how they turned out. I still haven’t quite worked out what the hell a whoopie pie is! Is it a biscuit, is it a cake? Kind of a cross between both smoothered in yumminess!


75g unsalted butter, melted.
1 large egg
150g caster sugar
125g soured cream
25ml cold milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
275g plain flour
200g icing sugar and sprinkles to decorate
100g white marshmallows
50ml milk
125g very soft unsalted butter


1. Line a large baking tray with non stick baking paper and preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4

2. Using an electric hand mixer, whisk the egg until light and fluffy then add the sugar a third at a time until thick and glossy.

3. Beat in the melted butter, soured cream, milk and vanilla then sift the bicarbonate of soda and flour into the bowl and beat until smooth.

4. Spoon the mixture onto the tray In small walnut sized balls, 3 – 4cm apart. You will need to bake them in batches.

5. Bake for approx 13 minutes until golden, leave to cool.

6. Heat the marshmallows and milk in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring until smooth. Once cool beat the butter until creamy and gradually add to the marshmallow gradually.

7. Sandwich together the cakes with the marshmallow cream.

8. Mix the icing sugar and 2 – 3 tbsp water. Spread a little on each whoopie pie and decorate with sprinkles.

The recipe will make 10 whoopie pies.

The recipe was easy to follow, however the marshmallow cream was far too runny to spread on the cakes as it just ran out of the sides and covered me, E, the kitchen and everything it came into contact with in a sticky mess! I even tried thickening it with icing sugar but to no avail. I did however leave it in the saucepan when I gave up with it and 4 hours later it is at just about the right consistency, so bear this in mind when making them. They do however taste lovely and went down very well with a cuppa!

We’ve been very busy in the kitchen this weekend, E has just finished eating her very own homemade pizza (well homemade out of a packet mix anyway!) and she is very impressed with it. She decided on chorizo pizza, not quite what I was expecting her to choose but she’s turning into a chorizo addict like me!

Before (bloggers playing up again and adding pics whichever way it feels like it!)

After (I accidentally burnt the edges for which I have been severely told off by the 8 year old!)

Look out for the recipe for chocolate brownies I also made with E this weekend and they are absolutely gorgeous!


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