The New York Times wrote an article that caught my eye this week about the Whoopie Pie’s comeback. A whoopie pie is traditionally made of two small round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake cake, with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them. I actually didn’t realized they were called whoopie’s until recently but came across tons of them throughout my childhood. Originally from New England they are popping up next to our beloved cupcakes in bakeries throughout the country. Now don’t shoot me but I actually think they have the potential to take over once the cupcake craze dies down. We’ll see what happens.
As the article sites, “… the snacks evoke a more homespun era that seems to provide some comfort amid the economic gloom. ” I was immediately brought to my childhood when I saw this picture – a time when life and its joys were simple.
Part of what baking and this blog does for me is take me out of reality for a bit, give me an good (and yummy) excuse to get distracted and not think about the million and one things that can bring me down on a daily basis. Give the recipe in this article a try and get lost for a bit.