Is it a big macaron? Is it a little green burger? No! It’s a Giant Mofo Matcha Whoopie Pie!
um…. what is a whoopie pie?
Well, I didn’t know either until last week when Google explained it to me. Not to be confused with a whoopie cushion, a whoopie pie was basically two little round bits of chocolate cake with cream in the middle.
I think it’s a very American thing because well, all the Americans seem to know what they are and all of the rest of the world, we were like, whoopie what? And the fact that every recipe uses marshmallow fluff which you can only get in the US (or Selfridges for expensive or eBay for £1.99).
Anyhoos, Teapigs emailed me the other day, saying that a bunch of people had been asking them to make matcha whoopie pies because chocolate is like, so 2009.
I, ever the lovely obliging person that I am, agreed to make some. Oh, and there is that tiny fact that I am in love with all things matcha.
So I went and googled a bunch of whoopie pie recipes and adapted my own, evicting the so very uncool cocoa powder and adding a totally made up portion of matcha powder instead.
It worked, and the results? Six enormous matcha whoopie pies, the size of a cheeseburger including the pseudo cheese oozing from the side. Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually drip, it’s a mix of marshmallow fluff and icing sugar which tries to drip, then dries.
Oh, and cos you’re all so well behaved, here’s a little photo of some greedy person trying to eat my whoopie pie.
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If you can’t find matcha at your local Chinese or Japanese grocery store, get some from Teapigs!