Tuesday, September 6, 2011

improvising...

Tried to make some Whoopie Pies yesterday...

Used my favorite Cookbook (thanks to Pammy of Scottie's Place), A SLOB IN THE KITCHEN.
I so love Karen Duffy and her humor she uses with the cookbook.  Anyway here is part of the recipe.
Simple enough, right?  Nooooooooooooooooooo.
I don't know. I can blame it on my oven... it's the second worst oven I have ever had and it really needs to be replaced. Nothing cooks even or correct...

Maybe it was the cake mix I used.. Duncan Hines has always been kind to me in the past...
Anyway... Mine doesn't look as tasty...
They turned out so flat. Not fluffy or rounded. I still made a couple but Hubby started snacking on the flat cakes without the filling.
I decided to try a cake with the filling as a topping.

The filling was REALLY STICKY. Marshmallow creme, butter, powder sugar & vanilla doesn't really like merging...
So I used some of this for strength to get me through the task...
It always helps when I get frustrated. I read too many blogs & watch too many Food Network programs with GOOD CHEFS. Grrr! They make it look so easy!
My end results were not pretty, but I will admit they were tasty!

5 comments:

Scott said...

Funny, in the first picture after the recipe, they look just like whoopee cushions. I thought at first that that was what they were supposed to resemble (I've never hood of whoopee cakes) but then I realized I was wrong. Oops!

Reality Jayne said...

I love Whoopie Pies. On of the best recipes..Is
A box of Duncan Hines Brownie Mix...and baked just like you did (parchment paper too)
I can of icing and 1/2 a tub of Cool whip for the icing

Bee Lady said...

Hi janis - those whoopie pies look yummie to me! Who cares what shape they are in - it's chocolate right?!?!!

Wow - your post before this one...about the bully. I was wordless, for a long time. I just wish bullies knew what damage they do. But you know what...you are a strong woman now and I'm proud to know you, and know you have, and are, overcoming your past. Good job...you go girl!

Cindy Bee

janis said...

Scott~ I promise they "shouldn't" give the same results as sitting on a Whoopee cushion!
RJ~ LOVE this recipe! & I thought about using the parchment paper but since it didnt call for it I didnt...will next time!

Ziongirl said...

But..I will bet they were super yummy!