nsm Food: American pie

Given that American nonstopmamas are celebrating Thanksgiving Day, a couple of foodie posts today with a star-spangled twist …

First up, the lovely Sally Bee tweeted nonstopmama last week to tell us that advance orders of her new book, Have Your Cake & Eat It Too, have already been ordered by The White House (Michelle Obama is a big fan of Sally’s heart-healthy recipes and her previous books, The Secret Ingredient and The Recipe for Life) …

 

 

Sally’s new book, as the cover suggests, is packed with “delicious and healthy desserts that break all the rules” (early birds can snap up a signed copy at Sally’s website, to be sent hot-off-the-press on 6 January 2012. If you’re giving the book as a Christmas gift, a voucher will be sent in the meantime to put under the tree, or slip into a card!).

Meanwhile, we can’t wait to try making our first whoopie pies, armed with American pastry chef Claire Ptak’s new book, Whoopie Pie Fun

 

 

Originating Stateside, whoopie pies are, in Claire’s words, “not a cookie or a typical cake, and definitely not a pie … somewhere between a cupcake and an ice cream sandwich, with ‘icing’ in the middle”.

Claire moved to the UK in 2005 and now runs Violet, a buzzing baking company based in East London.

Loving the sound of the Mocha-Orange Whoopie, a “truly grown-up whoopie pie” with Espresso Cream filling.

Definitely not one for the school cake stall, then …

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