Our Recipes Romantic Recipes for Two - Page 14

CUPID VANILLA WHOOPIE PIES Makes nine large pies INGREDIENTS 100g butter, softened 185g caster sugar 1 medium egg 350g plain flour 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 1½tsp baking powder 100ml milk 1tsp vanilla extract For the buttercream icing 50g butter, softened 200g icing sugar For the glacé icing 200g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 100g ready-rolled icing METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. 3. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until smooth, then stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt. 4. Add the milk and vanilla. Stir to combine. 5. Using an ice cream scoop or a dessert spoon, place 18 spoonfuls on the tray, well-spaced apart, and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch. 6. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to cool. 7. To make the buttercream, place the butter in a bowl with ½tsp of boiling water. Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Use to sandwich the whoopie halves together. 8. To make the glacé icing, mix the icing sugar with ½tsp water to make a very thick, pourable icing. Drizzle over the whoopies. 9. Dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out the ready-rolled icing thinly. Cut out heart shapes with a cutter to decorate the whoopies with.