20 Sep 2011

whoopie, whoopies and all the colors of spring

And this is Spring  week , it finally arrived, as you know, is the season that I enjoy most.

The cool breeze. the new grass, greenish tree's leaves, and colorful flowers. How much inspiration comes from nature directly to my kitchen

How about, I thought, to join all those colors on a plate? A salad, would be nice with purple radicchio  iced lettuce , thinly sliced ​​red onions and coral lentils

I used coral lentils , which lose their color in long cooking, I've saved cooking just a little and so getting an extra crispness. But if you do not find in your city in the lentils, has no problem in using the regular ones

After cooked and chilled I pour salt  olive oil and chopped parsley on it and mix well,  seasoning with yogurt and crumbled goat cheese salt and pepper Simply delicious and fresh, just as the spring is.

But beyond the salad for lunch I made some banana whoopie pies stuffed with dulce de leche to receive some friends for coffee.

  Whoopies pies are the new trend here. The legend has said these delicate and sweet sandwiches  appeared in Amish society.

  Would be placed inside the lunch boxes for dessert for their spouses when they were greeted with such delight exclaimed whoopie of pure satisfaction. I do not know how much of this legend is true, but they are so good that we can only say whoopie  when are served table.

Banana whoopie pies filled with dulce de leche


1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 large  banana)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 stick (110g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 400g dulce de leche for filling
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

 Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Combine banana. honey and sour cream in another bowl.
Beat butter and  sugars with a mixer on medium- speed, until pale and creamy. 

Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, beating until incorporated. Add banana mixture in 2 additions, alternating with flour mixture.

Transfer batter to a pastry bag.  Pipe batter into rounds on baking sheets, spacing rounds 2  or 3 cm  apart.

Bake until edges are golden . Let cool
 Fill wit dulce de leche onto the flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve immediately.  Makes about 3 dozen


bellini said...

Whoopie to Whoopie Pies!!!!

Gina said...

As cores têm uma força enorme em tudo. Na culinária não seria diferente. A salada é, sem dúvida, o mais atraente prato das estações mais quentes.
Belas fotos, como sempre!

Dzoli said...

Same here..now we can finaly have fun:)Pictures say it all;)

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Sylvia - such beautiful photos. Love how you mirror spring colors in your salad. And your little pies are adorable!

And thanks for nominating Taste With The Eyes. You are too kind.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful lovely site

Manderley said...

Wonderful and yummm.


Colores said...

I would like to vist you and have some of those sweets!! delicious!!

Ruth said...

Those coral lentils look amazing in the salad! And whoopie pies are always great! Yum!

Helene said...

So lucky to have Spring, it's Fall here and the days are colder. This is a yummy whoopie pie.

beleye said...

Muy bonita la historia de los Whoopies! Hasta ahora no conocí el nombre. Y los colores de primavera son tan delicadas...

Tito said...

Que maravillosas fotos Sylvia! tienes un gusto exquisito!

¿esto son como alfajores, verdad..? pintaza tienen leñeeee!!

Un besiño amiga! :)

Marina Mott said...

Sylvia, olá!! Obrigada pela visita e pelas palavras! Que surpresa chegar aqui e ver fotos lindíssimas, super delicadas...adorei! Realmente um grande trabalho! Um beijo grande!!
PS.:Mês que vem estarei em Buenos Aires!!

peachkins said...

Oh wow! love the colors!

Sandra Batista said...

As fotos estão lindíssimas, nem tenho palavras para tanta beleza!

Sory Escudero said...

He venido a conocerte y agradecerte tu paso por mi blog. Tienes un espacio precioso y con unas fotografías magníficas. Salgo de aquí encantada... volveré...te sigo
Un abrazo

Isabel - Frabisa said...

Pero que locura de blog tienes, Silviaaaaaaaa, que maravilla cuanto me gustan tus recetas, tus fotos y muchas recetas de dulce de leche, que contenta estoy de haberte encontrado.

un besazo, preciosa, yo también te sigo

Isabel - Frabisa said...

Silvia, una pregunta ¿como un blog de una chica argentina está escrito en inglés?

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking said...

Sylvia, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Those whoopie pies look so delicious and your photos are absolutely stunning. Glad I found you...or that you found me first! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Que coisa mais deliciosa!!! Estou encantada e quero muito experimentar!

Camila Faria

Josy said...

Sylvia, vim retribuir a sua visita ao meu blog, e vim conhecer o seu. Estou encantada com tanta beleza. Voltarei mais vezes certamente. Quando quiser, volte ao meu novamente, será muito bemvinda... Bjos...Uma ótima semana

Lizzy said...

Oh, I wish it was the first day of spring here instead of the first day of autumn! Your photos are just gorgeous! And I love your whoopie pies, too...how delicious and decadent!!!

Marly said...

Olá, querida,

A salada deve ser bem saborosa e os whoopies (de banana com recheio de doce de leite, que delícia), me deixaram com vontade de fazê-los. Eu não sabia que eles eram uma invenção amish, eu adoro as comidas amish, rsrs.


El said...

Lovely photos and adorable whoopie pies!