Thursday, March 19, 2009

Whoopie, Take Two

The New York Times has an article on Maine's role in the development of the whoopie pie, as well as the dessert's increasing popularity elsewhere:
The whoopie pie would probably be Maine’s state
dessert, if the state had one. The filling is generally of one of two types: a
thick, sweet frosting made from Crisco shortening combined with confectioners’
sugar, or, more conveniently, a dollop of Marshmallow Fluff. The cake itself is
typically not especially sweet, and is often on the dry side, since the frosting
lends plenty of sugar and a gooey consistency, said Sandra Oliver, a food
historian and columnist in Islesboro, Me.
- John C.L. Morgan

h/t: Portland Psst!

Related: Whoopie (June 11, 2008)

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