Vanilla whoopies recipe

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  • Serves 9 large whoopies
  • 30 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 573 calories / serving
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Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line baking trays with nonstick baking paper.

Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until smooth, then stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.

Using an ice cream scoop, place spoonfuls on a tray, well spaced apart, and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to cool.

To make the buttercream, place the butter in a bowl with ½tsp of boiling water. Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Use to sandwich the whoopie halves together.

To make the glacé icing, mix the icing sugar with ½tsp water to make a very thick, pourable icing. Drizzle over the whoopies.

Dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out the ready-rolled icing thinly. Cut out snowflakes with a cutter to decorate the whoopies with.

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  • Ingredients

  • 100g (3½oz) butter, softened
  • 185g (6½oz) caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 350g (12oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½tsp baking powder
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • For the buttercream icing

  • 50g (2oz) butter, softened
  • 200g (7oz) icing sugar
  • For the glacé icing

  • 200g (7oz) icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g (3½oz) ready-rolled icing
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  • Energy 2422kj 573kcal 29%
  • Fat 15.9g 23%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 78.2g 87%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 108.8g Protein 5g Fibre 1.6g

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