Friday evening was spent making some treats with interesting inspiration. Last week, at the vegan bake sale, Dough Bakery made some amazing whoopie pies. Recently, the whoopie pie was declared Maine's state treat. In fact, to celebrate, they made a whoopie pie that was over 1000 pounds. That would be a crazy bedtime snack!
These two events made me really start to want more whoopies. I looked up some recipes and found that one of my favorite blogs, Manifest Vegan, had a good whoopie pie recipe. For one of the first times in my life, I followed the recipe (at least for the first batch) and they came out great. For the second batch, I began to play around with the ingredients a bit and come up with some new ideas. I will continue to play around and come up with my own recipe to represent my home state of Maine as a vegan whoopie pie! Until then, Manifest Vegan's recipe is great!
As a child growing up in Maine, I do recall whoopie pies being everywhere. Most local sandwich shops had homemade whoopies wrapped on the counter for a couple of dollars. I can recall my mum getting the occasional whoopie on the way to the ocean on a hot summer day. When I moved to the south, the art of the whoopie pie sort of disappeared until recently so making these was a really fun experience and reminded my of something my mum would have enjoyed.
Ashley came over and we made a whole batch of chocolate whoopies, quickly followed by our own Berry Whoopie. It was a strawberry whoppie cake with blueberry icing. There were some whole blueberries left in the icing which was really great, it added a lot to the texture. It was a successful night and I now have bedtime snacks for a few days.