Sunday, June 24, 2012

Whoopie for Whoopie Pies!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.  Whoopie!
These Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are delicious!  They were very quick and easy to make from scratch.  The creamy middle is light and tasty, not too sweet.  These would be great for a kids party or if guests were to call to say they were popping by.  Once out of the oven the pies cool quite fast and can be put together in a snap.
Mmm Whoopie Pies!  No need to be a Grand Baker to make these.  All you need are the following ingredients...
  •  2 cups cake flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup of Smart Balance butter substitute with flax 
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2/3 cup of sugar MINUS 3 tablespoons.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk soured or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Cool Whip
  • 1/3 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Whisk the Smart Balance and the sugar along with the molasses until light and creamy.  Beat in the egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  

Combine the dry ingredients with the egg mixture alternating with the sour milk.  Mix only until all ingredients are moist.

Drop 1 tablespoon of batter onto parchment lined cookie sheet one inch apart and bake for 5-8 minutes at 375 degrees F.   Cool on pan for about 2 minutes, then place on cake rack to cool completely.  

Mix together the last four ingredients above - this is the filling.

Once the whoopie pies have cooled place a dollop of cream filling on flat side of pie and top with another pie flat side toward the cream filling

You can dust the tops with confectioner's sugar or cocoa powder.  

Have with a glass of milk and enjoy!

*NOTE: If you do not have sour milk or buttermilk you can stir in either a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar.  Let it stand or pop it in the microwave for just a few seconds to bring it to room temperature.  DO NOT LET IT BOIL!

The original recipe is from the winter 2009 edition of Diabetic Living Magazine. Thank you Diabetic Living. It's a great magazine and you don't have to be diabetic to try any of the recipes as they are pretty healthy.  I modified this recipe a little to my liking adding a little more of this and that.  Also I changed the filling a smidgen.   

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

On the Drive Home

Wag more,
bark less

I read this on the rear bumper of the car that was in front of me at a red light. I though it was good advise, I think I will try it out!


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