Pink Whoopie Pie for a “Girls Night In”
Pink Whoopie Pie for a “Girls Night In”

Pink Whoopie Pie for a “Girls Night In”

Pink Whoopie Pie

When I was a kid I used to love pink milk!

I remember I first had this delicious sweet drink at my grandmother’s place.  Milk took on a whole new meaning.  My sister and I used to sneak into the kitchen and eat the pink sugar by the spoonful when grandma wasn’t looking.

Strawberry Whoopie Pie

Moving on a few years, I am attending a “girls night in” hosted by the lovely Elyan from “My Sisters Wardrobe”. The night is a fun way to raise funds for cancer research and I wanted to bring a pink dessert.  I was mentally going through a list of all things pink, of course there is champagne and strawberries, raspberries, milkshakes and macarons but I wanted something different.

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I have been going to make whoopie pie for a while but really didn’t have a direction or flavour in mind so the exercise kept getting shelved.  Oh, and I had a chocolate whoopie pie fail so I wasn’t really in the mood for more whoopie for quite a while.

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Slowly, slowly, the idea of a pink milk whoopie pie with jam soaked strawberries and marshmallow filling started to grow on me.

I have to say at every stage these little things were ugly ducklings, and I have cursed them more than I would usually curse a dessert. At no point did they look like they would end up being a photogenic treat. I even ate half a dozen of the more ugly ones before they were filled.  I actually couldn’t stop eating them because the cake was so soft and sweet, so even some of the not so ugly ones were eaten.

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Ingredients:

3 cups plain flour

6 t/s baking powder

½ cup melted butter

1 cup nestle quik

½ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 cup cream

Method:

Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line 2 baking trays with paper

In a bowl add all the dry ingredients.

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In a jug combine all the liquid ingredients.

Mix the batter together.

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Using an ice-cream scoop, place even mounds of batter on the baking tray.  Leave space between the batter.

Bake for 10-12 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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Leave on the tray to cool for 5 mins then remove from the paper and cool on a wire rack. Whoopie pies can be stored at this stage but always keep baking paper between the layers as they have a tendency to stick.

Filling:

250gm marshmallow

½ cup strawberry jam

1 punnet strawberries quartered with leaves removed

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Method

Warm the jam in a saucepan stir until the mixture is smooth.

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Remove the jam from the heat and add chopped strawberries, stir to combine, set aside.

Place marshmallow in a glass container and microwave for one minute. In the meantime oil a spatula and prepare a piping bag with a thin smear of oil.  This will stop the marshmallow from sticking and allow easy piping of the mixture.

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In the meantime lay out the whoopie pie “bottoms” on a serving tray ready for the filling.

Stir the marshmallow until smooth. Allow it to cool slightly. Place the marshmallow into the piping bag. If the marshmallow will hold a structure pipe a circle around the bottoms of the whoopi pie.  Leave a gap for the strawberry mixture.

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Once the marshmallow is almost set take a spoonful of the cool jam mixture and place into the centre of the whoopie pie. Place the lid on top and dust with icing sugar.

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I was too quick to pipe the marshmallow so I had some spillage. Do not put the lid on until you are sure the marshmallow is basically set.

Whew!! This was a little messy!

Nevermind, now it is time to change into my pink pyjama’s for the party .

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Would you wear pyjama’s to a party??? A friend of mine had to go and buy a pair especially… should I wear a robe too… who knows? Oh and what do you wear on your feet!

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Comments

  1. You have been very creative with the ingredients and the end result is no doubt delicious. These were the perfect thing for the “girls night in” party. Sounds like a fun event for a great cause. These whoopie pies are impressive and flavorful-buzz buzz!

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