Sunday, April 10, 2011

Strawberry and Lemon Whoopie Pies

Life has been busy these past weeks. Between my job, my horse and my baking I have not had that much time left for anything else.

To recuperate energy I went to spend some days off to my Asturias house. I have been gardening, specially concentrated in my peonies and rhubarb, reorganizing the furniture I brought from Switzerland and exercising

So now back in Madrid, and getting ready for a new week and before it gets crazy I wanted to post my whoopie pies.

Whoopie pies are my new favorite thing. Original from the Amish, nobody is really sure where the name comes from. The only thing for sure is that in any variation they are terrific.

This recipe is from Martha and needless to say is just great.

I hope you like it!!


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup fresh strawberries


Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and lemon zest until light and creamy. Add vanilla and egg and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk and ending with flour mixture (scrape bowl as needed). Beat well to combine.

Drop batter in 2-tablespoon mounds, about 2 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until puffed and pale golden around edges, 17 to 19 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cakes cool completely on sheets on wire racks.