- Ok, so like a week ago (before the teething meltdown of my daughter that seemed to last forever) I tried to make whoopie pies for the first time. They are, apparently, a traditional amish treat. My husband had some amish friends when he was younger so he knew about them. I didn’t know what they were until we got married. I never really thought about trying to make them, but a few weeks ago I was watching Paula Deen (love her!) and she was making red velvet whoopie pies. I’m a sucker for all things red velvet, so I was intrigued. Once the show was over I promptly forgot about them. Then a few days later I noticed starbucks was offering mini red velvet whoopie pies. I figured that was a sign from dessert heaven that I needed to try to make them. Plus, Suzy (my kitchen-aid mixer) was begging to be used.
I found the recipe for Paula Deen’s whoopie pies on her website (click here). In the midst of making them I realized I didn’t have any red food coloring, drat! So I changed the name of my dessert to “khaki” velvet whoopie pies. It was actually pretty easy, just like making cookies, except the batter is more liquidy. The filling was a warm milk/flour mixture whipped together with sugar, butter, shortening and vanilla. delish. cept, make sure not to leave the butter on the stove to get to room temp or it will melt slightly, resulting in a gooey filling.
The results were delicious, although red food coloring would have made them a lot prettier. and of course I didn’t get a picture of the finished product before they were promptly devoured, but check out the baking process…
What are some new things you have tried to cook lately??