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Chocolate Fried Pies – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

chocolate fried pies with powdered sugar


chocolate fried pies with powdered sugar

Chocolate Fried Pies

An old fashioned, made from scratch, chocolate fried pies has no equal. In the fried pie world, I have two favorites: Peach and Chocolate. For an amazing peach pie like my great grandmother made, you have to start with dried peaches. Fresh or canned just can’t pack the wallup of flavor that dried ones do. Click here for the peach fried pie recipe and if you want to watch me make them with Al Roker – just for kicks.

And for fried chocolate pies like I grew up with, you have to make your own chocolate paste out of sugar, butter, and cocoa powder, like my Aunt Sue does and you have to use the recipe that I put in my first cookbook, like I’m sharing with you here.

Can I Use Canned Biscuit Dough?

Note:  You can make these with canned biscuit dough but they won’t be the same. They will still be good in a pinch though. You can also make these simply by sticking a mini chocolate bar inside each one – but it won’t be the same, either. They will still be good in a pinch, though! Just do what you have time to do and put your heart into it. The most important step in cooking isn’t the ingredients you use or  how intricate the preparation, it’s the process of making something yummy for someone because you love them. That makes everything taste better.

Now let’s make some  Chocolate fried pies…

chocolate fried pies ingredients

Ingredients for Chocolate Fried Pie Crust and Filling

For the crust you’ll need: Shortening (like Crisco or coconut oil, I’m using generic), milk, salt, and all purpose flour.

For the chocolate paste filling you’ll need: Sugar, butter, and cocoa powder.

Most of my family’s old recipes don’t use baking chocolate and such, but cocoa powder instead because it was so much more affordable.

Place flour, salt, and shortening in a bowl. Stir together really well and then cut the shortening into the flour with a long tined fork.

Or a pastry cutter if you’re feeling fancy.

 

chocolate fried pies pour milk

Pour milk into flour mixture.

chocolate fried pies mix dough step 4

Stir it up really well.

You may need to add more milk, and that is perfectly okay. Add a tablespoon or so at a time until it forms a ball of dough.

chocolate fried pies roll step 5

Divide that up into ten ball shaped portions.

chocolate fried pie filling

In a medium mixing bowl, place melted butter, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Stir it up really well

It will form a paste. Note: This is a gritty chocolate paste and it is utterly delicious.

chocolate fried pies rolling the dough

Alright now we need to take each of those dough balls and make them into a 6 inch (or so) circle.

chocolate fried pies add filling

Now place about 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each.

THEN, dip your fingertips in water and run them around the edges to help them stick together.

Fold over and crimp edges lightly with a fork.

Preheat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet on medium high for about five minutes, then turn it down to medium and carefully add your pies a few at a time, careful not to overcrowd.

chocolate fried pies flip the dough

Let them cook until browned on one side, then flip and cook until browned on the other as well. This will just take a few minutes.

Remove to paper towel lined platter.

Let cool slightly before eating.

chocolate fried pies with powdered sugar

Or add some powdered sugar over the top before you enjoy.  Or not, do whatever cranks your tractor!

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Chocolate Fried Pies (Pie Day Friday!)

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk more if needed
  • vegetable oil for frying

filling

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter or margarine, melted

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a long tined fork. Add the milk and stir until the dough sticks together.

  • Divide the dough into ten ball shaped portions.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together melted butter, cocoa powder, and sugar until it forms a paste.

  • Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet and place over medium high heat to preheat while you assemble pies.

  • On a floured surface, roll or pat each dough ball into a 6 inch circle. Place 2 tablespoons of chocolate paste in center of each. Dip fingertips in water and run around outside edges of crust. Fold over and crimp with fork to seal.

  • After oil has heated for at least five minutes, reduce heat to medium. Carefully add a few pies at a time to hot oil and cook until browned on one side, flip and brown on the other.

  • Remove to paper towel lined plates and repeat until all pies are cooked.

Cool slightly before serving.

Store leftover pies at room temp for up to three days.

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GINGERBREAD WHOOPIE PIES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

GINGERBREAD WHOOPIE PIES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Gingerbread whoopie pies are soft, spiced gingerbread cookies with a lovely cream cheese filling. Perfect gingerbread treat for the holidays!

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipeThese tasty cream cheese frosted gingerbread whoopie pies are a holiday hit but since they’re made with basic pantry ingredients, you can enjoy them all year long if you wanted to. Bring some holiday spirit in March, July, or late August and I’m sure no one will complain! Such a great treat when you want something a little more unique and sweet.

What are gingerbread whoopie pies?

Whoopie pies are pillowy soft dome shaped cookies that are given a nice frosting-like filling. While traditional whoopie pie recipes are chocolate this one is gingerbread flavored! Even better, the filling is a nice, rich, and creamy cream cheese filling that pairs great with that gingerbread flavor we love and expect in every bite.

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipeGingerbread whoopie pie ingredients

For the whoopie pies you will need:

-Flour: We need 1 cup of all-purpose flour to make a gluten-filled base for the cookie dough.

-Baking soda: This is the leavening agent that helps the cookies to puff up while baking. We need 1/3 teaspoons of baking soda to do this.

-Sugar: 1/3 cup of brown sugar will help to add a depth of flavor, sweetness and a little caramelization around the cookie edges when they set.

-Spices: We need 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and ground cloves so that we can get a well spiced cookie.

-Salt: 1/4 teaspoons of salt will help to enhance the flavors in this dish.

-Vanilla: We need 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Use high quality vanilla for better results.

-Egg: One egg will work as the binder for the cookie dough so that they don’t fall apart before being eaten.

-Butter: Adding a richness and fat into the mix is 1/4 cup of melted butter.

-Molasses: 1 Tablespoon of this adds brown color and that “special something” we get in gingerbread cookies, making these really taste like the real deal.

-Milk: This will help to a little more moisture to the dough so they turn out perfectly. We need 1 tablespoon of milk to do this.

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipeFor the cream cheese frosting we will need:

-Cream cheese: The star of the show in this simple frosting recipe- we need 1/4 cup of softened cream cheese to really get the creamy texture we want.

-Butter: With 1 ounce of softened and unsalted butter, we can get a great depth of flavor.

-Powdered sugar: With 3/4 cup of powdered sugar we can get a smooth and sweet filling.

-Vanilla: Adding a little flavor to the frosting is 1/3 teaspoon of vanilla. Use high quality for better flavor.

how to make Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipeHow to make gingerbread whoopie pies

Mix together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and molasses.

Whisk in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract until they are well combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and then carefully mix until just combined.

Cover the bowl in cling wrap and then place it in the fridge for 1 hour (at minimum) but up to 12 hours.

how to make Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipePreheat your oven to 350 degrees F and then scoop out the dough in 1 tablespoon sized scoops and roll them into a ball. Place the balls 2 inches apart on a prepared baking sheet.

Bake the dough balls for 10-15 minutes or until they are puffed up and just set. Let them cool completely before you start frosting.

When you’re ready to frost, beat together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy in a mixing bowl.

Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until combined.

Spread or pipe the frosting on the bottom of a cookie and then top with another cookie forming a cookie sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies until all have been completed.

Let the frosted cookies chill for 30 minutes and then dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipe

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipe

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread whoopie pies are soft, spiced gingerbread cookies with a lovely cream cheese filling. Perfect gingerbread treat for the holidays!

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Course: Cakes, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 255kcal

Ingredients

Whoopie Pies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp milk

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add flour, ginger, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda.

  • In another large bowl, combine together melted butter, brown sugar, and molasses. Whisk in egg, milk, and vanilla extract until they are well-combined.

  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Carefully mix until just combined.

  • Use a cling wrap and cover the bowl. Put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Preferably up to 12 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Scoop 1 tablespoon of chilled dough. Roll into a ball. Ensure that cookie balls are placed 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake balls for around 10-15 minutes, until they are puffed and just set. Let whoopies cool completely before you start frosting.

  • Beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. This forms the frosting.

  • Spread or pipe about 2 teaspoons of filling onto the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie, forming a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies.

  • Chill for 30 minutes. Dust chilled whoopie pies with powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Yields 16 cookies, made into 8 Whoopie Pies.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipe

Do I have to keep gingerbread whoopie pies in the fridge?

Yes, once frosted with the homemade cream cheese frosting, these cookies should be kept stored inside of an airtight or covered container in the fridge for up to a week.

Can I freeze gingerbread whoopie pies?

Yes! These cookies do great in the freezer. I recommend storing them layered in an airtight container so that they don’t accidentally get frozen together.

Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipeMore fabulous holiday recipes you’re sure to enjoy!

Gingerbread whoopie pies are soft, spiced gingerbread cookies with a lovely cream cheese filling. Perfect gingerbread treat for the holidays! 

Gingerbread whoopie pies are soft, spiced gingerbread cookies with a lovely cream cheese filling. Perfect gingerbread treat for the holidays! They’re easy to make, taste great and are always a crowd-pleasing favorite!

Individual Pizza Pot Pies — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay

Individual Pizza Pot Pies — The Skinny Fork



Yep! Pizza in the form of a pot pie. Turned upside down into a delicious individual bowl of pizza goodness. This pizza pot pie makes it’s very own pizza crust bread bowl that is perfect for a single serving of cheesy sauce ‘deep dish’ style pizza!

The best part is that you can alter each individual pizza to have your own favorite toppings. I left the main part of these as ‘cheese pizza’ so that you can customize and add your other pizza topping favorites. I added pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, and jalapeños to mine.

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