9.24.2012

Jenna's New Book Giveaway and Pumpkin Whoopee Pie Recipe

The first day of Fall was this past Saturday and when I woke up early this morning and opened my back door to let my fat cat Benny Boy in, I gasped in delight as the cool air hit me.  Cool 57 degrees with no humidity.  And in sultry Savannah, that means not only wonderful days head for all the fabulous Fall-ish foods but good hair days!  Yeah, for Autumn! 

Last Monday's post was a book giveaway for Jenna's new book.  And many of you responded pumpkin as your favorite Fall food and here is Jenna's awesome Pumpkin Whoopee Pie recipe from White Jacket Required, Culinary Coming-of-age Story.   

IPC kitchen made these babies for our Wednesday noon service lunch.  Everyone went goo-goo-ga-ga over these delectable things.  Yes, all the goodness of Fall in our mouths!  We multiplied the recipe X4 and yielded about 74 pies.  

And it's not too late to enter to win a copy of Jenna's new book, autographed of course!  Simply answer this question on the comment form below.  Three winners will be announced on Wednesday!


What is your favorite Fall food? 
Sweet potatoes? Turkey? Pot Pies? All things Pumpkin?
  • Contest ends Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at midnight EST.  
  • One entry per person, please. 
  • Winners must have US mailing addresses. 
  • Three winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email.  



Pumpkin Whoopee Pies
Reprinted with permission from White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story © 2012 by Jenna Weber, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Makes about 18 whoopee pies
These cookies are very rich, almost like a cupcake, so I suggest saving this recipe for a special occasion or a rainy afternoon. The cookies are best the day you bake them; if you keep them for too long they will become a bit gummy and soft. They would also be perfect with cream cheese frosting in the middle, or on their own, sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.

For the buttercream filling
1 egg white
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, divided
¾ cup shortening

For the cookies
2 cups brown sugar 
1 cup canola oil
1½ cups canned pumpkin 
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1½ teaspoons cinnamon 
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper 
1½ teaspoons ground ginger

Make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine the egg white, milk, vanilla extract, and 1 cup of the powdered sugar, then mix on high speed until the mixture is creamy and light. Add shortening and remaining cup of sugar, and whip on high speed until very light, about 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Make the cookies: In a large bowl, blend together brown sugar and oil with a spoon until well combined. Add pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla and continue to stir until smooth.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices, and then add to the wet ingredients, stirring only until combined (be careful not to overmix).

For best results, spoon batter into a piping bag with a large tip and pipe mounds of batter (about 1 tablespoon each) of batter onto the lined sheet tray, about 3 inches apart. (If you don't have a piping bag, use two large spoons and space the batter in the same way.)
Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes, until they begin to turn golden. Let cool completely before sandwiching cookies together with the filling.
Cookie sandwiches will keep in a sealed plastic container at room temperature for a few days.




The above is an excerpt from the book White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story by Jenna Weber. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.


Jenna Weber
, author of White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story, is the author of the highly successful food blog Eat, Live, Run. In 2007, she attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Florida. White Jacket Required is her first book. She lives in San Francisco, California. Go to www.eatliverun.com for an up-to-the-minute look at Weber's world of food.

For more information please visit http://www.eatliverun.com, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

77 comments:

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    1. My favorite fall food is caramel apples...with apple cider! I hope I win a copy of White Jacket Required!

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  2. My favorite fall food is chili! I would love to win a copy of Jenna's book.

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  3. Apples picked fresh off of the tree! We have tons of orchards around us, and my children love to go apple picking and run around climbing the trees. They even tell you to snack on the apples while you're picking!

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    1. What amazing childhood memories for your children! They will always remember that smell and crunch of freshly picked apples!

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  4. My favorite fall food is pumpkin everything! Right now, I'd say a chocolate chip bagel with pumpkin spice cream cheese.

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  5. Favorite fall food: any and all things pumpkin and rich, creamy casseroles!

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  6. I do love pumpkin! And pancakes :)

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  7. I so want to read Jenna's book! My favorite fall food is anything that involves pumpkin or squash. Right now I'm loving Pumpkin Pie Smoothies and simple roasted butternut squash with coconut oil, sea salt and a touch of turbinado sugar- YUM!

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  8. My favorite fall food is soup!
    Alicia
    chocolatechip29@yahoo.com

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  9. My favorite fall food is apple cider donuts

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  10. My favorite fall foods are anything with pumpkins and apples! I love fall weather. And would love to have this cookbook too!

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  11. I LOOOOOOVE butternut squash..any way possible. I had never tried it until I came to the east coast and it was love at first bite. so excited to start eating butternut squash soup!

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  12. I LOOOOOOOVEEEEE butternut squash in any way! I'd never tried it until I moved to the east coast and now I can't get enough of it. can't wait to start making it into soup :D

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  13. kind of a tough question :) but I would have to say soup...just about any kind...followed closely by homemade bread, to go with the soup! :)

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  14. Seriously, anything pumpkin...i started the 1st of September even though it was way too hot in California...and thank you for the whoopee pie recipe! They were next on my list to make...yum!

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  15. Anything pumpkin.. As I write this- I have Jenna's pumpkin bread from PBS in the oven. It smells amazing!

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  16. Fall is my favorite season because of the weather and the food! Pot Pies hands down.

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  17. Apple everything! Apple cider and apple pie!

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  18. Fall is my favorite season mainly because of all the comfort food! I love anything pumpkin, butternut squash, nutmeg, soups, freshly baked muffins and breads. I've been dying to read Jenna's book! I've heard wonderful things :-)

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  19. All things pumpkin of course, especially the seeds!!!!
    jdkottke@yahoo.com

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  20. My favorite fall food is most definitely pumpkin, but closely followed by anything with cranberries!

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  21. I love stews and soups and chili in the fall.

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  22. I love my mother's sauerkraut casserole! So warm and hearty.

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  23. Those pies look yummy! Fall is my very favorite season, how to choose one favorite? Apples and pumpkin anything are awesome but I love making soups and chiles. Can't wait to read Jenna's book!

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  24. Pumpkin anything and everything!!!!

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  25. do i really have to pick just ONE favorite fall food??
    i love the root veggies and squashes. this weekend i made a sweet potato and kale dish AND a butternut squash risotto. and i'm just getting started.
    thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    1. It's tough to pick just one, right? That risotto sounds amazing. Thanks for your visit, Shayla.

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  26. My favorite fall dish is roasted pork tenderloin with homemade applesauce and potato pancakes! That's a meal really, but I hope it counts!

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  27. My favorite fall food is hot apple pie! In new england it's legal to eat this for breakfast :)

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  28. My favorite fall food is definitely turkey!

    Cindy

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  29. how do I pick just one!? My top two fall foods are my grandmother's homemade pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls!!! YUM :)

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  30. It's a toss up between pumpkin and sweet potato.
    I love both.
    So happy to have found your blog! I LOVE Savannah!
    Pam in Alabama

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  31. Anything with pumpkins or apples or both!

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  32. My favorite fall foods are honey crisp apples and anything from the crockpot!

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  33. Caramel apple cider from Starbucks, and yes, all things pumpkin! Although I've been pretty infatuated with pears and nutmeg this year. ;)

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  34. Squash! it is a hard competition but I LOVE pretty much all squashes (except spaghetti not so much)

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  35. Hard to choose all things pumpkin or apple pie.

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  36. Hard to choose - all things pumpkin or apple pie.

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  37. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting...to die for!

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  38. That is such a hard question. Definitely a toss up between anything pumpkin and warm apple crisp on a cool night.

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  39. All things pumpkin and apple pies.

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  40. Baked goodies filled with cozy spices and smell like home!

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  41. I love pumpkin pancakes :) I would love to win Jenna's book :))

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    1. I love pumpkin pancakes, too, Shema! So full of flavor and beautiful color! :) Thanks for your visit.

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  42. i love butternut squash soup and anything else made with it

    uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Most things pumpkin - especially pumpkin cookies - will have to try these!

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    1. Oh, no! You got me craving those again! Quick, I need a molasses crinkles fix!

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  45. I love vegetarian chili and corn souffle. Nothing better!

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  46. fav fall food is stew & lattes... funny right!

    T

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  47. I love all things fall related, but sweet potatoes and pumpkin lattes are the best!

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  48. Fall food? Pumpkin spice lattes! Heck, pumpkin anything! :)
    xoemmi34xo at yahoo dot com

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  49. I love baking with pumpkin and chocolate together, cakes, cookies, pies, muffins, I love it all!
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

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    1. I have never tried with pumpkin and chocolate together! I bet it's fabulous!

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  50. My favorite fall food: anything baked with pumpkin! Excited about finding another blog of recipes to try.

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  51. Warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies... Yum!

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  52. Fall is my favorite time of the year for many reasons, but a big thing is the food! I love all things pumpkin and I nearly die for Turkey.. so good!! I think I'm most excited for pumpkin pancakes though!! And I would love this book!

    Tonya - tonya86@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite fall food is sweet potatoes, oozing with butter...wait, I DO love hot apple cider, too, and Williamsburg ginger cakes. I know that's more than one, but I love them all!

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  54. Fall favorites include soups, pumpkin breads, and candy corn!

    Jenna
    Jhoobs21@aol.com

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  55. Pumpkin protein shakes! Mixing it up and keeping it healthy :)

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  56. I have to say - Apples - to bite into that first crisp, juicy apple.....ummmmm
    Jackie

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  57. My favorite Fall food is pumpkin bread. I have a favorite recipe from a friend that calls for chocolate chips and a sinful amount of sugar! Ohhhh so yummy! Honestly I love everything pumpkin! Another fall favorite is pumpkin flavored coffee. I have already begun my hunt for this in k-cup version this season. :)

    PS- Kay I miss you and your lovely family! Hope you are having a wonderful Fall!

    Catherine Edmonds
    cfedmonds@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Catherine! So happy to hear from you! Pray all is well with you and your beautiful family! Miss you all tons!
      Here is the author's pumpkin bread recipe on PBS site! Great minds think alike, right?
      http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/celebrate-the-fall-with-pumpkin-bread/

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  58. definitely my dad's homemade pumpkin pie!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  59. all things squash - especially kabocha!

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