The palm-sized, chocolate sandwich-like goodie anchored together by creamy vanilla filling has been at the heart of a multi-state tug-of-war with no end in sight. So which state owns bragging rights?
The earliest claim appears to belong to Maine. In 1925, Labadies Bakery opened its doors on Lincoln Street in Lewiston, then a small mill town nestled near the Androscoggin River. Soon after, they claim to have sold the first Maine whoopie. But, alas, there's no documented proof. All of the bakerys early files were destroyed in a fire. Evidence or not, Mainers insist the whoopie pies birthplace is the Pine Tree State. Dozens, if not hundreds, of bakeries throughout the state make and sell whoopie piesas many as 100,000 per year, according to Robert S. Cox in his book New England Pie: History Under a Crust. It seems Maine has a solid foundation to back up their claim.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, whoopee was coined in the 1860s as an interjection to express joy. By the time the Roaring Twenties rolled around, the term had acquired slightly risquÃ© undertones with the periods flaming youth. So either state could be on to something. Its just another mystery in the whoop-de-do over the whoopie pie.
Before it passed, word of the proposed bill made its way to Pennsylvania, and residents were not happy. We do the original, baker Nancy Rexroad told the Associated Press. When somethings the original, you cant improve on it. The Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau immediately launched an online petition that read Save Our Whoopie, calling the Maine bill a confectionary larceny. Av. The effort included a tongue-in-cheek video that lampooned the misguided moose-lovers.
If that wasnt enough, Josh Graupera of Lancaster was so outraged after hearing about Maines pending legislation that he and a friend organized a protest in downtown Lancaster in February 2022. than 100 Pennsylvanians rallied, holding up signs with messages for their rivals up north: 100% PA Dutch; Mainers, You Go Eat Lobster; Give Me Whoopie, or Give Me Death; and Whoopie Pies from Maine Taste Like Moose Poop! Double ouch.
So why not put an end to this little quarrel like responsible, reasonable adults? Why not have a whoopie pie bake off and settle the debate once and for all? Well, because there's a curve ballâ€”called Massachusetts. It seems Bay Staters also want a piece of the pie.
But that's not the only story out of the Bay State. The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink gives Durkee-Mower of Lynn, Massachusetts, the makers of marshmallow crme, credit for New Englands love affair with the whoopie pie. During the 1930s, Durkee hosted a variety show called the Flufferettes on the Yankee Radio Network. The last episode mentioned Durkees Yummy Book, a collection of dessert recipes including one for, supposedly, whoopie pies. But, there's a problem: In 2022, The New York Times asked Don Durkee about the story, and after checking Durkee-Mower's archives, he came up empty-handed. The best he found was that the company's first mention of whoopie pies was from the 1970s. "I'm baffled," he told the Times.
A few years before the whoopie pie became Maines official treat, the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival was established by the Center Theatre in the small rural town of Dover-Foxcroft. The annual event is held on the fourth Saturday in June, which also happens to be the states official Whoopie Pie Day. Though that date has passed, you can still catch Pennsylvanias annual Whoopie Pie Festival this weekend, on September 10, at the Hershey Farm Restaurant Inn in Lancaster County. The inn makes over 100 different flavors for the event.
Do you love Peeps Those marshmallow chicks and bunnies covered in pastel sugar Then you're going to LOVE these homemade, Peeps inspired whoopie pie cookies. Homemade soft sugar cookies in Peeps colors, filled with homemade marshmallow, and rolled in colored sugar crystals. This is the cookie you've been waiting for, Peeps fans.
These Peeps whoopie pies are for you, my fellow Easter-Eve warriors. The ones staying up past midnight, filling and hiding Easter eggs. If you're getting up for early Easter services, all the more respect to you, my friends. These are the cookies that you need. That you deserve.
Homemade soft sugar cookies in classic Peeps colors, filled with homemade marshmallow, and rolled in colored sugar in classic Peeps colors. Even if you don't like Peeps, there's a good chance you'll love these.
Ready for all the details The recipe with all the in-progress photos is next. But if you want to skip ahead to the video tutorial and the free, printable, one page version of the recipe, scroll to the bottom of the page.
Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and cream again. Combine all dry ingredients and all wet ingredients in separate bowls, and add to the creamed mixture, alternating, until completely combined.
When I'm making these cookies just as sugar cookies, I generally make them larger, as I did for the Sprinkles birthday party. But since these cookies were going to be doubled up in a sandwich cookie, I decided to use the smallest cookie scoop in this set.
Fill a disposable pastry bag with the homemade marshmallow. The recipe I linked to makes a LOT of marshmallow, even more than fit in my 21" disposable piping bag! It was way more marshmallow than I needed for filling these cookies, quite frankly. Feel free to half the marshmallow recipe if you make them.
Sometimes a taste, sound, scent, or memory tightly ties two places or things together in your life in a way youd least expect. Such is the case with me. The common bonds?. oal regions and whoopie pies.
Followers of my blog know that I grew up in and spent the first 40 years of my life in Schuylkill County, the southern most tip of the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania. After leaving PA and spending 18 years in New Hampshire, fate brought me to Johnstown, Pa. the Bituminous coal region.
As a Coalcracker who grew up in the Coal Region with whoopie pies surrounding me at farmers markets, bakeries, and road-side stands, the first time someone asked me if I wanted a gob here in Johnstown, I politely deferred, turned to my husband, leaned into his ear and whispered, What the hell is a gob? He was as clueless as I was.
What is the origin of whoopie pies?
What is whoopie pie filling made of? The most common fillings are vanilla buttercream or marshmallow cream . Vanilla buttercream is typically made with butter, powdered sugar, milk/cream, and vanilla extract. Marshmallow cream is usually make with butter, powdered sugar, Marshmallow Fluff, and vanilla extract.
Why is the whoopie pie the maine state treat?
Start by prepping the first step of icing. In a saucepan, add milk and flour. Heat on low heat. Stir constantly until mixture becomes pasty. Cooking time takes approximately 10 minutes. You must stir constantly as it cooks to prevent mixture from becoming lumpy. When done, remove from heat transfer to a bowl. Put in refrigerator to cool completely while you prep the cake tops and bottoms, about one hour. Do not cover, or if you must, cover lightly to prevent condensation from forming. We will finish the icing last.
Complete icing: In mixer, add Crisco, soft butter, vanilla salt. Cream together. Add flour/milk mixture, mix on low speed, gradually add powdered sugar until well blended. Place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
Put together your Whoopie Pie! I like to use a pastry bag, and pipe my icing onto one cake, flat side, then top with another. It saves time and a big mess! Refrigerate for approximately one hour before serving. Keep refrigerated or in freezer. Makes an awesome midnight snack!:
Want the flavor of whoopie pies anytime? A Whoopie Pie Mocha made with Lancaster County Coffee Roasters WHOOPIE PIE FLAVORED COFFEE is easy to make and will fill your house with the smell of dark, chocolatey cake.
The story goes that Amish women would take leftover crumbs from cookies and create tiny pies. When their husbands and kids found the treats in their lunchboxes they would exclaim, Woopeee! Pennsylvania has laid claim to the food saying that the recipe has been passed down through generations of Amish.
But, The Food Timeline website which has 2,300 books, hundreds of 20th century food company brochures, and dozens of vintage magazines has NO documented proof of the recipe originating among the Amish!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies take two round, domed shaped pumpkin flavored cookies and sandwiches them together with a soft and creamy vanilla filling. The Whoopie Pie's origin is not clear, but they originated either in the Amish country of Pennsylvania or from New England. Although we may never know who or how someone came up with these delicious cookies, the story is that one day a creative cook had leftover cake batter and decided to make large round cookies with it. When they turned out, the cook was heard to say "Whoopie!" "Pies.". De kaldes "tærter", for på én gang blev kager engang bagt i pie dåser, så de to navne blev ofte udskiftelige.
Fyldning: Slå forkortet og smør til blød og cremet. Med blanderen på lav hastighed slår gradvist i konfektens sukker. Forøg hastigheden til høj, og slå indtil lys og fluffy, ca. 3 minutter. Derefter, med blanderen ved lav hastighed, slå i vaniljeekstrakten og langsomt drizzle i majssirup. Fortsæt med at slå, indtil påfyldningen er blød og fluffy.
Denne delikatesse, lavet af to chokoladekage-lignende kager, der er sandwichet med cremet påfyldning, betragtes som en sand chokolade berømthed omkring her så meget, at Whoopie Pie var stolt erklæret som den officielle statsbehandling af Maine i 2022. Indulging I en Whoopeee Pie kan du bede en Whoopie! eller to, men nogle teoretisere desserter nysgerrige navn er afledt fra 1920'erne musikalske lege, Whoopeee! Mens IVE altid stillede spørgsmålstegn ved hvor WHOOPIE PIE modtog sin appellation, er de fleste mere bekymrede over at fastgøre sin oprindelige fødested.
Nu Whoopie Pies er migrering over hele landet, der ofte vises i de samme specialbutikker og købmandsvarer, der for nylig har lavet plads til cupcakes. I efteråret sprængte de endda lineup på Magnolia Bakery i Manhattan, som hjalp med at dreje cupcakes til en national dille takket være bageriets eksponering på sex og byen. Under navnet søde tærter viste hjerteformede whoopie tærter i februarkataloget fra Williams-Sonoma. Bagt i Maine med lokale smør og økologiske æg, sælger de til 49 et dusin.