August 29, 2012

Free and Easy Bake Along #31 Whoopie Pies

I have never bake or taste a whoopie pie before. I do saw them in magazine but never thought they are Whoopie Pie because i always mistaken them as Macaroon. Only that Macaroon is wearing a skirt and Whoopie Pie is not. :D Now, then i realised those without a skirt are Whoopie pies.

Free and Easy Bake Along #31, this month pick is from Zoe and her picked are Whoopie Pies.
Its really fun joining Bake Along, this month i learn something new about Whoopie Pies.
This is my  Lemon Whoopie Pie, I did a little something to my Lemon Whoopie Pies.

~I give my Lemon Whoopie Pie a make over..=p
柠檬Whoopie Pie上了妆..嘻嘻~

Free and Easy Bake Along是一群爱烘焙的朋友们聚集在一起同做同一个主题的烘焙来跟大家分享,交换心得和互相鼓励..好好玩的..^^ (每一次的烘焙主题都不一样噢!)
这Free and Easy Bake Along 是由三位资深爱烘焙者所启发的. 她们就是Zoe(bake for happy kids), Lena(frozen wings)Joyce(Kitchen Flavours)
这一次是来到第31期了, 主题是'Whoopie Pie' (我不知道化语叫什么??..如你知道请告知我噢!)

其实,照版翻译Whoopie Pie是一种曲奇类吧! 吃起来口感像满福, 小杯蛋糕和曲奇之间. 我也是第一次做和吃.....好吃...
...是两片像大圆曲奇(饼..通常是巧克力味的, 也有其他口味的, 如南瓜, 柠檬等等)中间 夹着浓厚的奶油或其他的馅料...
...外皮的边带点脆, 里面松软带着香浓的馅料...好吃噢~~

I am submitting this to Free and Easy Bake Along #31 hosted by Zoe (bake for happy kids), Lena (frozen wings) and Joyce (Kitchen Flavours).

Lemon Whoopie Pies
Recipe source: Joy the baker (the Bit Fat Cookie book)
makes 8 giant cookies
(i make smaller size which yield 12 small cookies)
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoon (85g butter) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar (i use 2/3 cup only)
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 large egg
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk (i use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice mixed into 1/2 cup fresh milk)
To do:
1) Position a rack in the  middle of the oven. Preheat oven at 180C. Lined baking sheet on baking tray and buttered the sheets.
2) Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest until smooth about 3 minutes.
3) Stop mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during the mixing. Add the eggs, lemon juice and vanilla, mixing until blended, about 1 minute. The batter may look curdled. On low speed, add half of the flour mixture, mixing just to incorporate it. Mix in buttermilk. Mix in the remaining flour mixture just until it is incorporated and batter looks smooth again.
4) Drop heaping tablespoons (about 3 level Tablespoons each for a giant cookie) of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 3 inches apart. (I only use 1 heap tablespoon for each cookies) Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean and the tops feel firm, about 12 minutes. (i baked mine for 14 minutes maybe because of my oven is a smaller type) With the exception of a time line at the edges, the tops of the cookies should not brown. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

5) To assemble this whoopie pies.
Spoon or piped some vanilla custard cream onto the middle of one side of the whoopie pie and sandwich the othe half together.

Lemon Cream Cheese Filling(please refer to Joy the baker link on top)
I replace the lemon cream cheese filling with my left over vanilla custard cream from my Cafe Au Lait buns.
recipe source: My bread by Shalong Wang
Vanilla custard cream (i only use half of this recipe)
5 egg yolks
125g castor sugar
50g low protein flour (sifted)
(i felt my vanilla custard cream is a bit runny and i added 1 tsp of extra low protein flour for a thicker consistency..mine is half  of this recipe)
625g fresh milk
a good nob of butter ( i add 25g of butter...mine is half of this recipe)
To do:
1) Mix sugar and egg yolks together until combine. Add in flour and mixed well.
2) In a thick bottom saucepan boil the fresh milk until it is hot.( i added a vanilla pod for extra aroma)
3) Pour hot milk into (2) keep stir while pouring to prevent lumps. Stir until all are combined. If there is lumps, sift it.
4) Pour this mixture into a thick bottom saucepan and cook until it is thick.
5) Add butter and mixed well. Cover with a cling wrap and side aside for later use.
This is how i make over my Lemon Whoopie pies.
 ~make your own simple stencil~

 ~create your own pattern~
~Have fun trying this. Please do hop over to my  other blogging friends to view their Whoopie Pies.



  1. Your whoopie pies are so pretty with the love shape on top! A lovely makeover! Great job! I'm glad that Bake-Along has everyone baking Whoopie Pies for the first time! It is always a pleasure to learn something new in bakes!
    Thank you for baking along with us!
    Have a great week!

  2. These whoopie pies are so sweet & cute with lemony flavour! They really melt my heart. I love your presentation! Besides chocolate & caramel, heart shape anything is also my another weakness! Wish you a lovely day ! :)

  3. Love the heart-shape, love the lemon flavour that you've chosen!Ok, ok, now I will bear in mind that whoopie pies don't like to wear skirt, wear nothing, hahaha!

  4. cute n lovely.... ^^
    never try tis... sd try it one day...
    emm... so long of my list...

  5. Hi Mui Mui, your whoopie pies are so cute. So romantic with the heart shape. You're very creative.

    Love the filling, look so tempting.

    Have a nice day, regards.

  6. What a lovely looking whoopie pie you've created, love the romantic makeover:D Bet the taste must be extra delicious with the extra loving touch!

  7. Dear Mui Mui, Your WP post is so cute and your WPs are awesome!

  8. mui mui,
    我也是第一次听过看过呢 :)

  9. ow, with custard filling sounds good! looks so pretty :)

  10. This is also my first time too baking whoopie pies and I love baking them all because my family love eating them :D

    I can see you are enjoying your whoopie pie baking too. You have included so much details in your baking experience... Wow!

  11. ahh, now i know making a simple stencil..i never thot of that!! thanks for your two entries!!

  12. hey hey!! this is a very nice website here and I just wanted to comment & say that you've done a great job here! Very nice choice of colors & layout, very easy on the eyes.. Nicely done!…


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