Friday, October 23, 2009

Waahoo for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

At how2heroes, we have been shooting a lot of wonderful festive Fall how-to videos around apples, squash and Halloween but nothing seems to have generated such excitement as the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie. What is it about whoopie pies that makes people swoon. Is it because they are really homey and make us nostalgic for childhood? Is it that it's sort of like a cupcake but in an easier-to-eat sandwich format? Is it the name? Probably it's a combination of them all. And making a pumpkin version adds that extra warm, cozy fall feel.

We knew we wanted to do Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and were fortunate to have Bakers' Best in Newton, MA share their recipe in a how-to video because it's one of their signature desserts and because it has a unique Maple filling. Moist cake, flavorful filling. It's a win win.

I made the Whoopie Pies for our Hoedown we had last weekend at The Herb Lyceum in Groton, MA, and the only problem is that I didn't make nearly enough. They were gone in no time. And the next day, there were pleas to us on twitter to please share the recipe asap. So we reprioritized our editorial calendar and launched the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie video & recipe yesterday.

And for those of you who are purists or who have gluten allergies, we also have these how-tos: classic Whoopie Pies and Gluten-Free Whoopie Pies.