Vanilla whoopie bites

Cook: 10 mins
Vanilla whoopie bites

65g (21⁄2 oz) baking margarine, softened

100g (31⁄2 oz) caster sugar

1 egg yolk

2.5ml (1⁄2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural vanilla extract

200g (7 oz) plain flour

12.5ml (21⁄2 tsp) Dr. Oetker baking powder

75ml (3 fl.oz) whole milk

To decorate:

200g (7 oz) icing sugar

Dr. Oetker sugar strands

65g (21⁄2 oz) unsalted butter, softened

2.5ml (1/2 tsp) finely grated rind unwaxed orange

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan oven/350°F/Gas 4. Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together until pale and creamy then beat in the egg yolk and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.

Gradually sieve in the flour and baking powder, and add the milk, stirring well after each addition, to make a smooth, thick cake mixture. Spoon the mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a 1cm (1/2inch) plain nozzle.

Pipe small mounds on the baking trays - you should be able to make 24. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until risen, lightly golden and firm to the touch. Cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing, sift half the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and gradually mix in 10-15ml (2-3 tsp) water to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Spread thickly over the peaked side of 12 halves and sprinkle thickly with sugar strands. Leave for a few minutes to set.

For the filling, put the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sieve in the remaining icing sugar, beating well after each addition, to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Add vanilla extract and spread thickly over the flat sides of the remaining pie halves. Sandwich 2 halves together to serve.

This recipe was brought to you by Dr. Oetker Baking Range

Serves
12

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Kids Food

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