Here are the whoopies, forget the cupcakes!
Cupcakes, the 2011 trend, have been out for a while. After the cupcakes, the whoopies were in! Whoopies are a type of sandwich-like pastry with filling in between. Their origins go back hundreds of years. According to some, the creators of the whoopies are the Amish from Pennsylvania. Just like cupcakes, you can make whoopies in different colors and in different flavors. In or out, it doesn’t matter: a delicious pastry is always a good idea!
Origin of the whoopies
According to some sources, whoopies come from the Amish in Pennsylvania in the United States. For them, the whoopie was a luxurious treat. The name is said to come from the exclamation that Amish children (and men) exulted at the sight of the cookies, namely Whoopie!
Other sources speak of New England as the cradle of the whoopie. Be that as it may, the whoopies are over a hundred years old and are already very common in the United States. Especially the chocolate version with marshmallow filling and the pumpkin version with cream and butter filling are toppers. In the States you will find whoopies in gas stations and in trendy coffee bars. And after America the whoopies also came our way!
What do whoopies look like?
Whoopies are two round cookies that you can make in all kinds of colors. The cookies are a bit like the French macarons, but the texture is much softer. You pipe a filling between the two cookies. This will give you something that resembles a sweet sandwich. As icing on the cake, you can also turn the whoopie through, for example, sprinkles, in such a way that it sticks to the filling. It is therefore not surprising that the whoopie is a real calorie bomb. His nickname is BFO or Big Fat Oreo for a reason. The whoopie is a lot bigger than a cupcake and the recipe is a lot easier.
Whoopies: The Basic Recipe
To make about 15 whoopies you need the following ingredients:
- 120 g butter
- 100 g of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 250 g flour
- 1 tbsp chemical yeast
- 150 ml of milk
Beat the butter and sugar into a white, turning mass. Then add the eggs. Sprinkle with the sifted flour and the yeast. Add the milk and beat or mix until smooth. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Cover the baking tray with parchment paper. With two tablespoons you can drop 30 small piles of batter on the baking tray. You should leave about 2 centimeters between each tuft, so that the cookies don’t flow together during baking. You bake the whoopies for 10 minutes. The cookies should be soft to the touch when they are ready. Let it cool down.
Whoopies: Different variations
Chocolate whoopies filled with cottage cheese cream
To make chocolate whoopies, add 70 g dark chocolate to the basic recipe, which you first melted au bain marie.
For the filling you will need:
- 150 g quark / fresh cheese (eg Saint-Môret)
- 2 tbsp vanilla syrup
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- 75 ml of liquid cream
- pieces of chocolate
Mix the fresh cheese with the sugar and the vanilla syrup. Beat the cream and fold through the cream. Put the cream in a piping bag with a mouthpiece and divide it over half of the cookies. Cover with a second biscuit. Decorate with pieces of chocolate.
Whoopies with lavender
To the basic recipe, add ½ vanilla pith and 2 tbsp lavender syrup. With the obtained batter you make another 30 piles on your baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool.
For the filling you will need:
- 40 g butter
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 150 g marshmallow cream
Beat the butter with the sugar until foamy. Add marshmallow cream and fill the piping bag with the star-shaped nozzle with the cream. Pipe the cream on half of the biscuits and cover with a second biscuit. Serve cold.
Give your whoopies cheerful colors
In this way you can vary endlessly. If you want orange whoopies, add orange syrup. If you want red whoopies, add grenadine syrup to the basic recipe. How about green whoopies with mint syrup with a delicious chocolate filling in between? Or a chocolate whoopie with a mint filling? Is your mouth watering yet? Then hurry to the kitchen and try out the 2012 delicacy!