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It Started with a Whoopie Pie…

Posted Jun 22 2011 4:50pm
Actually, it started with a no-good, awful, very bad mood a week ago Friday. And the mood, which I can only imagine had something to do with hormonal imbalances, led me to one of my mother’s recipes a week ago Saturday. We’d found the recipe weeks earlier and tacked it to the refrigerator with the intention of trying it at some point. But when Saturday afternoon rolled around and the no-good, awful, very bad mood had not subsided, I knew I needed some serious comfort food to help fight the battle. Out came the Crisco—yes, you use Crisco in this recipe–the sugar, the cocoa powder, the white flour, the sour milk, more sugar…. and I began assembling and baking what would turn out to be just like my mom’s Whoopie Pies. I have to admit the process at least distracted me from the mood for a while. And then when I tasted that first cake out of the oven (no icing yet), I was immediately transported back to an easier time, when I was maybe 8 years old. Ah, Crisco. I finished up the baking, which by the way made 40 cake halves or 20 complete pies ( if I [...]
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