Lemon Whoopie Pies

21 May

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When you think Summer, you think citrus, right? Tall glasses of lemonade, citrus sorbets – you get it, right? May 21st was officially the nicest day we’ve had so far – even so for Judgement Day, when the world was supposed to end? A bit ironic, but they were a sweet treat to make with my best friend on the day we were all supposed to die…

We started out with a Vanilla Whoopie base. Whoopie pies and cake batter virtually has no difference. Since it came from a book, I can’t share it here. But I encourage you to experiment with Whoopie batters, though don’t hold me responsible if your in the kitchen for hours scooping out a monster batch of whoopies! 🙂

We had a bit of the issue starting out, I had no parchment paper and made the idiot mistake of substituting it with wax paper – for 10 minutes in a 375 degrees oven… Nonetheless, there was smoke pouring out of the oven. Luckily, the wax paper didn’t stick to the pan, but it did leave a bit of residue that I begrudgingly scraped off. Lesson learned? Don’t use wax paper EVER – even if that means flouring and buttering pans after each use. I guess I kind of learned that the hard way. Another mistake was not checking the supply cupboards – ended up using majority cake flour and flouring pans with whole wheat flour. *smacks self*

For the icing, we added some lemon peel and lemon juice to a regular vanilla buttercream. Initially, we were just supposed to substitute the tablespoon of milk for lemon juice, but it wasn’t citrusy enough for the lemon-lover in me. I think in the end we used about 2 tablespoons, very delicious after that! We added a couple drops of yellow food colouring, but it really didn’t do much to it in the end and I regret not adding more.

Take a look at the pics and feel inspired to make your own Doomsday Whoopie Pies! (When’s the next one, October 21st 2011 or December 20th 2012?)

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