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Brian S


Brian S
 
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Living In: South Riding, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
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Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
I watched chef John's video and followed his recipe exactly as written. Well, almost exactly - I doubled the recipe for a class party. These were easy to put together with very little mess. The cakes baked up in the expected amount of time. The size came out very consistent using my cookie scoop! A stand mixer came in very handy for putting the filling together. I gave it some time on high speed to make sure it was properly fluffy (watch the video). I took the completed pies to a class of 5th graders for their holiday party and most of the kids finished them. After just one bite, one boy exclaimed "I will have an order of 20!" He followed up with my daughter later to ensure they could be delivered after the holiday break :). At home, we put the extras to good use. The gingerbread flavor was present but not overpowering. The combination of the gingerbread cake and the cream cheese filling was light and the textures perfect. Overall, a great dessert! The doubled recipe made 28 complete whoopie pies. The cream however, was probably 50% more than what was needed. No problem, we will just make more whoopie(s)! We appreciated the video as it was instructive and a good length. Our 5th grader did not appreciate his quirky sense of humor, but then that was not the intended audience. We will be looking for more of your recipes. Thanks Chef John!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2012
Graham Crackers
This was fun to make and fairly quick. The crackers turned out delicious! We are avoiding corn and dairy products right now and were looking for a snack recipe that we could easily adapt. I used Kirkland vanilla soy milk, Spectrum organic shortening, Hain featherweight baking powder, replaced the vanilla with maple syrup and omitted the salt. I also used a little extra milk to reduce the crumbling as others suggested. I rolled out the dough directly on the cookie sheets (which I lined with silicone baking mats). I used a pizza cutter to cut into stick-sized crackers before baking and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar (thanks to previous reviewers for these tips). This recipe filled two large cookie sheets (made approx. 100 graham stick-sized crackers). Enjoy!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2008
 
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