3 January 2014

Pistachio Whoopie Pies & Cardamon Whoopie Pies

Just like the really tricky questions you have to answer on morning telly to win a trip to New York, it is not a hard guess as to why these whoopie pies were the straglers.
a) The ingredients were expensive or inconvinient to find.
b) They did not contain chocolate
c) They 'look funny'
d) All of the above.
The correct answer is (d)!!

They are good though. Honestly they are. I don't expect you to run to the shops in desperation due to a severe craving cardamon, an indian spice used in curry, but now to be combined so deliciously with a tres faux substance from America called marshmallow fluff. Equally a green item that is infact sweet is unlikely to bring you all begging BUT all I'm saying is give them a chance and they will surprise you.

Pistachio Whoopie Pies

Now you may see that the Pistachio Whoopie Pies seem to have been taken with a pinhold camera. The photos are so grainly, colourless and undentifiable. Whilst this is almost true, the case was that my phone had broken and my old camera is only useful when snorkeling or swimming. It is good for waterproof shots, but not much else.

Cardamon Whoopie Pies

Which brings me on nicely to the Cardamon Whoopie Pies that were taken with my new camera. MUCH better. In fact I love my new camera.

After ALL those whoopie pies and I'm talking about a whole years worth. I have concluded that the best way to pipe the filling is as show below. (In a zig zag with a big star tip)

As for how to get evenly shaped whoopie pies... BEATS ME! Some mixtures can be rolled like Chocolate and Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies and some like the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies will spread like cookies. Experience, instinct and this lovely blog will help you find the right method for the right whoopie pie.
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