I got a wild hair on Sunday and decided to bake. It’s not often when I feel a deep need to bake, but it happened this weekend. I searched through stacks and stacks of newspaper clippings and cookbooks and websites…well, not really. I pretty much had a hankering for whoopee pies, an old favorite my Mom used to make. I am pretty sure Emily was taking a nap and the kids were doing…whatever it is that my kids do when their Dad is baking.
I cracked my Mom’s homemade cookbook and started adding ingredients. About half way through adding stuff into the mixing bowl, I discovered that I was actually making a peanut butter ball-whoopee pie hybrid. Being a food pacifist, I decided to press on man, you know, live and let live man…it’s all groovy man.
I just added a bunch more stuff to the bowl and pressed on through. Did you know that flour and cocoa and a Kitchen-Aid mixer can rocket clear to the ceiling? Anyhow, I got stuff all mixed up and baked and then Isaac and I shared the remains of the icing on the mixer and the bowl and the ceiling.
I was pretty so-so on them when they were warm but the next morning, yesterday morning, I ate more than one for breakfast. Now that, my friends is when they are good…and good for you too!
In case you feel a need to journey with me on my quest for health-less-ness, here’s the recipe:
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup sour milk plus 2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups flour
Mix together then add 1 cup of hot water. Daub big goopy spoonfuls onto a slightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes in a 400 deg oven.
2 egg whites – whipped (and beaten…and taunted)
2 Tbsp vanilla
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp milk
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix and add 1 more cup powdered sugar and 3/4 cup shortening. Once the pies are cool, spread the icing between like sized pies and hide from your children! Oh yeah, cats seem to like them too…This entry was posted in Food and tagged Food, Recipe by warren