This week in one of the Bake Me Something Good kitchens, I had a great assistant helping me make whoopie pies for the first time. My friend and co-worker Emily stopped by to drink tea, talk about The Bachelor and help me make whoopie pies. Now to be fair, Emily hadn’t made whoopie pies before either so this was about learning something new and discovering an amazing dessert which I believe we had been seriously missing out on.
So I have officially declared 2012 the Year of the Whoopie Pie. How had I never had one? Are they even sold anywhere in Victoria? It’s not something you usually come across in a bakery. I will admit these are very similar to Oreo Cakesters, which are seriously good, but coming from a foil wrapper doesn’t stand a chance against fresh from the oven.
Now that I’ve had one (four) I can’t stop thinking about them. I will be the first to admit, these whoopie pies are ‘rustic’ in the appearance department. But I wouldn’t change a single thing with the taste, so it’s more about tweaking the shape of the dough to get nice smooth, uniform cookies.
I got the recipe from Grin and Bake It and if you check out her photos, you’ll see very nice, even round tops. But these whoopie pies are about trying something new, discovering something delicious and being ok with imperfections, and maybe the next batch will be even better.