Recipe: VANILLA WHOOPIE PIES

VANILLA WHOOPIE PIES

Whoopie pies... remember them? These were the hottest thing around a few years ago and now where are they? Relegated to some past trend and never talked about again. Well they're still here and they still taste just as delicious, so let's bring this treat back!

Ingredients

The Batter

  • 100 g vanilla caster sugar
  • 80 g butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda

The Fillings

  • 400 g fresh rhubarb
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
preheat the oven

Step 1

PREHEAT THE OVEN

Preheat an oven to 200°C and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.

make the batter

Step 2

MAKE THE BATTER

Whisk the sugar, butter, egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract up in a bowl for several minutes until it’s light and fluffy. (Use a hand mixer if you have one to save breaking into a sweat!) Fold in the flour and bicarb together as carefully as possible.

pipe and bake

Step 3

PIPE AND BAKE

Transfer to a piping bag for ease (although you can just spoon the mixture). Create blobs about 4cm across on the baking tray that are fairly flat, leaving LOADS of space between them as they will spread out as they bake. Bake for 8 minutes until golden, then allow to cool.

cook the rhubarb

Step 4

COOK THE RHUBARB

Wash and cut the rhubarb into small bite-size pieces (something that will fit on a teaspoon) and toss it into a saucepan with the brown sugar, honey and about 4 tbsp of water. Heat for 8-10 minutes over a medium heat until the rhubarb is soft and syrupy. Cool the mixture.

whip the cream

Step 5

WHIP THE CREAM

Whip the double cream to fairly stiff peaks, whipping in the icing sugar when it’s pretty much thick enough… it needs to just hold its form.

assemble!

Step 6

ASSEMBLE!

Spread a tablespoon on the whipped cream onto the flat bottom of half of the cooled whoopee pie pieces. Add an equal amount of the cooled rhubarb on top of the cream, then sandwich with the other half of the whoopie pie pieces, flat side facing the rhubarb.

serve up!

Step 7

SERVE UP!

Dust with icing sugar and serve with a decent cup of tea or coffee! Makes 8

Comments

miss_lisa99

Butter vanilla elderflower sponge filled with vanilla bean cream and fresh berries

anana

I swear these are whoopie pies. I got all the ingredients, I followed all the steps, this is what I ended up with. What went wrong is beyond me.

thepens

Just in time for Christmas, we made this by slightly altering the vanilla whoopie pie recipe to make lemon cake and blueberry filling.

Sorted

Whoopie pies... remember them? These were the hottest thing around a few years ago and now where are they? Relegated to some past trend and never talked about again. Well they're still here and they still taste just as delicious, so let's bring this treat back!

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