Happy 4th July to all those who are celebrating! My google reader is groaning with all sorts of red, white and blue delights so this is something different but still very American. One of my good friends was recently successful at a job interview - CONGRATULATIONS! It's a job she has wanted for a long time and I'm so, so pleased for her. We went for a lovely celebratory dinner at Bistrot Bruno Loubet which I would recommend if you are in the area. I had the Beetroot ravioli which is in the Time Out Top 100 best dishes in London!
|Doesn't it look amazing?|
I wanted to bake something special for her to celebrate her success. I remember her telling me that my Lemon Whoopie Pies were the best thing I've ever baked and she has tried a LOT of my baking! I decided to try the chocolate whoopie pies this time and use my jar of Marshmallow Fluff which I found in Asda. I used Dan Lepard's recipe again for the whoopie pies which turned out beautifully. I made a marshmallow fluff buttercream as fluff on its own is really, really sticky!
The letter for this month's AlphaBakes is W which is perfect for Whoopie Pies! AlphaBakes is a monthly baking/blogging challenge which is hosted this month by Caroline from Caroline Makes and on alternate months by myself.
As this is an American bake and it uses an American ingredient (Marhsmallow Fluff) I'm also entering this to United Bakes of America hosted by Gem from Cupcake Crazy Gem.
I'm also entering them to Tea Time Treats which is hosted by the fabulous Karen from Lavender and Lovage and co-hosted by the fantastic Kate from What Kate Baked. Karen chose the theme of cake stall cakes & bakes. I think these would be perfect for a cake stall and I'm sure they would be very popular. PS Karen I hope you will enjoy these even though they are very American! ;)
I finally got a chance to use my Whoopie Pie Pan from America.
This is what it looks like using pure marshmallow fluff as the filling
Recipe for chocolate whoopie pie was from Dan Lepard's short and sweet
Recipe for marshmallow fluff buttercream was based loosely on this recipe from BBC Good Food
- I didn't actually weigh the ingredients but just mixed about 3/4 jar of marshmallow fluff with a small amount of butter and icing sugar until I got the consistency I wanted.