I’m back, and with a new blog feature too – Try Something New Tuesday – my solution to the early-to-mid-week blues! I had the most amazing time overseas. I tried many new things from escargot (at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival) to trying to understand the vast expanse of space (at Cape Canaveral and the Natural History Museum). I arrived home feeling extremely inspired, with a hunger to keep experiencing new things – hence Try Something New Tuesday was born.
I was also fortunate enough to try whoopie pies while I was away (whoopie pies = the best bits of a cake/cupcake/cookie all rolled into one) at One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn. They were absolutely delicious! So for the first edition of Try Something New Tuesday I thought I would re-live some of our holiday magic by baking whoopie pies.
My lovely gentleman surprised me with the Make Me: Whoopies cookbook on the weekend so I adapted the Chocolate Whoopies recipe to include a good dash of red food dye and filled the delicious morsels with cream cheese frosting! The result – red velvet whoopies! They were so great I ate two today! WHOOPIE(S)! I highly recommend the book so if you’d like a copy go here.
Cute fact: Whoopie pies (originally known as hucklebucks) got their name from Amish farmers, who would find the tasty treats in the lunch boxes their wives packed for them and shout “WHOOPIE!”. I know, adorable right!
I hope my new feature inspires you to try something new, if you do I want to hear all about it!