Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!!!
I hope you guys had a fun day today. Did you go party somewhere fun, and drink some green beer;-)
St Patrick’s Day sure looks like a lot of fun. Looking at picture of green tainted rivers, parades and green beer, it certainly looks like many people are having a great time. I hope one day I will get to see that too. It must be quite impressive to see a river green!! Do you think that I would enjoy this holiday even though I don’t like to drink beer.. Would that make a difference?
Well Spartanburg, SC, had nothing of that. It was a very quiet Sunday here. I certainly enjoyed the beautiful weather, and the warm temperature and sure hope that Spring is here to stay!
So instead of celebrating St Patrick’s DAy like many of you, I celebrated mine in my kitchen trying to make Shamrock Whoopie Pies. Well they look more like Fleur de Lys Thank Shamrock, but I certainly tried.
And What do I think of them??? They taste great!!! Nothing like a fluffy and yummy French Pastry but they are pretty good:-) and they are easy to do:-)
Ingredients for 15 Whoopie pies:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 T light corn syrup
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 T cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1/2 oz. green liquid food coloring
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 2 large perforated sheets by placing a large silpat on two perforated sheets.
- In a mixer, beat the butter and the sugar on medium high-speed until it is light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and beat until it is well incorporated. Add the vanilla and the corn syrup and beat about 30 seconds more.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
- Add 1/3 of the mix to the batter and beat on low speed until it is just incorporated. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk and beat until just incorporated.
- Repeat step 5 until you have used all the dry mix and all the buttermilk.
- Add food coloring.Do not over beat.
- Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe the dough onto the silpat by making shamrocks.
- Place the perforated sheet into the oven and bake about 6 (if on a silpat and perforarted sheet), otherwise 8 minutes or until the cookies are set.
- When cooked, let them cool on the perforated sheet.
- Meanwhile prepare the filling.
Ingredients for the filling:
- 1 jar of marshmallow paste
- 1 stick of butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- Place all the ingredients into a mixer and beat until it becomes thick.
- Spoon the filling into a pastry bag and pipe the filling onto a whoopie pie.
- Place a top on each whoppie pie et voila!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!