Whoopie Pies with Orange Ganache

I am home alone this evening and instead of watching TV I decided to try something new. For a long time my husband has been pestering me to bake whoopie pie, so why not?

They were easier to make than expected and tastes delicious. The combination of chocolate cookie filled with creamy orange ganache is a wonderful and definitely worth a try 🙂

It should be noted that they are larger than the look, and would properly only serve one per person for dessert.

 

Ingredients (8 whoopies)

1/3 cup butter, room temperature

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup light syrup

1 egg, room temperature

1 1/8 cup flour

3 tbs. cocoa powder

1 tbs. baking soda

1/2 cup chopped chocolate chips (this time I’ve used Belgian Callebaut 56%)

 

Ganache

1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 orange, zest

2 tbsp. orange paste

1 tbs. freeze dried passionfruit (optional)

 

Beat together butter, brown sugar and syrup until soft and creamy and then add the egg. Beat well.

Shift in flour, cocoa and baking soda and beat until combined and smooth. Fold in chopped chocolate chips and keep folding until the chocolate chips are evenly divided. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap a refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

When the dough has hardened divide it into 16 equally sized pieces. Roll each peace into a small ball and squeeze a bit (but not to much) with two fingers. Place on a baking tray a bake a 350 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

 

Ganache

Chop the chocolate chips into small pieces – this will make the melting process easier. Bring the cream to a broil and pour it over the chopped chocolate. Let stand for about a minute before you begin whisking. Whisk until completely smooth and then add orange zest and paste.

Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until it is stiff enough to be applied to the woopies with a kitchen knife. When the ganache has reached the right temperature, apply it on half of the whoopies and put the other half on top. Sprinkle with freeze dried passionfruit (or confectioners sugar if you want some more sweetness).

IMG_5647Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (8 whoopies)

75 g butter, room temperature

67 g dark brown sugar

0.8 dl light syrup

1 egg, room temperature

2.8 dl flour

3 tbs. cocoa powder

1 tbs. baking soda

60 g chopped chocolate chips (this time I’ve used Belgian Callebaut 56%)

 

Ganache

130 g white chocolate chips

1.25 dl heavy cream

1 orange, zest

2 tbsp. orange paste

1 tbs. freeze dried passionfruit (optional)

 

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