Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vegan Mofo #28 Celine & Tamasin’s Mango Butter & Ginger Whoopie Pies...
Vegan Mofo #28 Celine & Tamasin’s Mango Butter & Ginger Whoopie Pies
The Book - Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!
The Author - Celine Steen & Tamasin Noyes
The Recipe - Mango Butter & Ginger Whoopie Pies
Page # 167
Difficulty - Easy
Duration - Roughly 30-40 minutes
What Sandwich theme Mofo would be complete without the addition of a dessert sandwich? I’ve already offered you breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, dinner sandwiches, lite sandwiches, snack-like sandwiches and now I shall give you a ‘sandwich’ fit for dessert.
Now I’ve never really understood the craze over Whoopie Pies. I didn’t actually know what a Whoopie Pie was until I moved to the United States. While I’ve of course tried the standard chocolate vanilla whoopie pie - essentially a soft oreo in my opinion - the classic red velvet whoopie pie, and a peanut butter whoopie pie I thought they were all alright but nothing spectacular. Then I saw this recipe in Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day and thought Mango and Ginger? What a unique and interesting combination. I knew I had to give them a try, and I knew I’d have to make them before Mofo ended.
This recipe does involve a bit of work, but trust me when I say it’s all worth it. To make the mango butter you boil frozen mango chunks, brown sugar, water and lemon juice in a small pot, then puree it in the blender and let it cool. Then you get working on the cookies by combining vegan butter, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, salt, flour, baking powder, baking soda and the cooled mango butter. You roll the dough into small balls bake them in the oven then let them cool while you make the frosting.
The frosting like all frosting is super simple. Just powdered sugar, ginger, vegan shortening and vegan butter, vanilla extract and a non-dairy milk of your choosing. When the cookies have baked you spread the frosting over half of them, stick the other half on top of the frosted ones and voila! Delicious, sweet and spicy whoopie pies. Love them! And I have to say they were all gone by the next morning! Whoops!