Probably the only positive thing to happen while reading the paper….
Just a quick recipe today, enjoy the goodness of carrot cake and caramelly filling in something you might not make very often (or at all). They are delicious 🙂
Carrot Whoopie Pies with Golden Syrup/Treacle Frosting
1&1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
Pinches of some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger etc)
1 egg, whisked
2 Tbsp oil
1 carrot, grated
1 cup (+) milk
25g butter, softened
1/2+ cup icing sugar
1 Tbsp golden syrup/treacle/dulce de leche
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line two baking trays.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and spices. Make a well in the middle and pour in the egg, oil, carrot and a dash of milk. VERY gently mix together, adding more milk as needed, until just combined and the batter is quite thick but still drops off the spoon. Place even sized (Tbsp-ful roughly) dollops onto the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, until firm and a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool on the tray.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Vigourously beat the frosting ingredients together until light and pale/fluffy/delicious etc. You may have to add a little more icing sugar or some milk to get a good consistency that won’t squish everywhere. Place a dollop of frosting on the bottom of one of the half-pies and sandwich another on top.
Store in an airtight container; makes 12-ish and they last very well 🙂