This week we have a cookbook to review for you, thanks to our friends at Capricorn Link (distributors). Whoopie Pies by Viola Green is a fabulous cookbook which shows you how to make over 80 varieties of pies. Those of us in Australia, haven’t grown up with Whoopie Pies. However they seem to be growing in popularity and after looking at the book, I can see the attraction. A Whoopie Pie is essentially a sandwich made from two soft cookies with a creamy filling in between. According to Amish legend, Pennsylvanian women would bake the pies from left over cake batter as a lunchtime dessert. Baked for less than 10 minutes, the Whoopie Pie is a quick and easy to prepare treat.
The book includes a handy section on Whoopie Pie Essentials – covering all the basics, and giving tips and tricks to ensure success. The recipes are divided into: The Creamy Fillings, Fruit Delights, Chocolate Oasis, Savory Bites, The Classics Whoopie Style, and Holidays and Special Occasions.
Here are some of our favourites –
The book is full of inspiring recipes and photographs. I love how you can combine the different cake batters and fillings to make such a wide range of pies – perfect for every occasion. For Christmas, I bought Sarah a Whoopie Pie Pan, with cavities to make the cake batter so that they form a perfect circle. I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes.
Published: 1 October 2011
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
Do you have a favourite recipe for Whoopie Pies?