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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book Review - Whoopie Pies - Hannah Miles

Move over cupcakes, whoopie pies have come to town! Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie, these delightful treats are the new baking craze sweeping the world. Originally an Amish tradition, they can be enjoyed in a variety of flavours with different fillings. CLASSIC PIES are the perfect indulgence. Deliciously simple recipes include Classic Chocolate and Marshmallow Fluff Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Red Velvet Pies and Pecan Pies. A chapter of less conventional but no less delicious FRUITY PIES boasts a juicy Raspberry and Cream Pie, Key Lime Jello Pie, Lemon Sherbet Pie and Banoffee Pie. LUXURY PIES make perfect home-baked gifts and include chocolate-box pretty Rose and Violet Pies, refreshingly minty Grasshopper Pies, creamy Coconut Cloud Pies or grown-up Almond and Amaretto Pies, perfect for dessert with a cup of coffee. Ideal for any celebration, PARTY PIES offers plenty of inspiration. Try a Giant Whoopie Birthday Pie, a towering rainbow-hued Whoopie Pie Croquembouche or Oyster Pies, each one complete with its own sugar pearl.

I made the Mocha Whoopie Pies from this book and they were fantastic!! Very easy to make, I basically had all the ingrediants in the cupboard already. It was fun to put these together as I had never had a whoopie cake before. I sent some into my partners work and I got a marriage proposal and my container was sent home squeaky clean. Highly recommend this book!
Here is a picture of what they turned out like! 
About the author of Whoopie Pies by Random House
A lawyer and MasterChef finalist in 2007, Hannah Miles has developed a second career as a cake maker and food writer. She has a monthly column in Country Kitchen and Country & Town House magazines and writes for Delicious. She is the author of Sundaes & Splits, also published by Ryland Peters & Small.

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