Thursday, 21 June 2012

Whoopsie Daisy

Elsa bakes!!
For real!!

So, it's the summer school holidays now (about a week and a day ago) 
and Elsa is at home practically stuck to her computer.
In an effort to drag her away from her laptop and back to the real world, 
I felt a baking session would do her good - in order to teach her the essential baking skills 
that she kinda lacks at the moment.
Not that it's her fault - she never had a lot of practice. 
With a super-controlling easily-freaked-out mom, no one is allowed to be in the kitchen 
without the mom lurking in the corners.

She found this recipe whilst foraging in the net 
and decided to give this a go. 
As it turned out, this recipe produced quite a lot of pies... 
which was a good thing as she was able to share them  
with her friends during a Movie Night.

Chocolate Whoopie
recipe taken from Bakerella

1 2/3 cups flour
2/3 cup  cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 oz butter, room temperature
4 oz vegetable shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 170C.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer for about 3 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla.
Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and mix well. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and mix until combined.
Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.


  1. salam Kak Muna...

    gulppp... *telan ayaq liuq tengok biskut tew*
    saya boley masuk kategori ngan Elsa *lack of baking skill*, tgk biskut ropa itu pun dah mcm terer sesangat ngeee...
    *filling tu guna apa?*

    1. Salam Yong,
      Kalau ikut recipe betul-betul and with lots of practice, I'm sure Yong will be able to bake. Mana tahu, boleh menang Masterchef nanti!
      Kak Muna made Peanut Butter Frosting for the filling, I think it goes well with chocolate.

  2. salam mummy n elsa,
    cam sedap beskut elsa,siap iklan dia pegang beskut tu yang paling best sekali!buat sikit grafik word atas pic tu sebagai kenangan bila dia pulak jadi mummy!

    1. salam kak Azni,
      lol... model iklan tak bergaji.
      Kalau time dulu-dulu anak dara tak reti masak memang susah nak kawin.

  3. Hi Kak Muna, lama rasanya tak singgah blog you. Rindu sungguh!!


    1. Hi Suria,
      Miss hearing from you too!