Annie and I set out on our first baking adventure tonight, and indeed, it was very much an adventure.
It was the night of (Canadian) Thanksgiving, and the weather had recently been getting very autumnal, so of course, we wanted to do something with pumpkin. Muffins are cool, but they’ve been done, and pie is a classic, but that would be too complicated. Finally, we stumbled upon this recipe for pumpkin Whoopie pies, and we instantly fell in love. So, we made a grocery list and were off.
This is where the adventure began. We started with Marché 4 Frères because it’s open 24 hours, and we weren’t sure where else would be open on Thanksgiving night. We explored the aisles and gathered most of what we needed. However, they were out of canned pumpkin! The single most important ingredient! We paid for what we had found, and set off in search of pumpkin.
Next, we checked out Jean Coutu. Not a likely candidate, but it was right there. Nothing.
We really wanted to do something pumpkin, so we didn’t give up. We decided to go to Provigo–it was far, but we knew that it was open late and that it would probably be better stocked. Thus, we continued our trek.
On the way there, we passed by a Pharmaprix. I knew the Pharmaprix near me had a pretty decent grocery section, so I suggested we go in and take a quick look. Why not? After a bit of scanning, we saw them: two cans of pumpkin purée sitting innocently on a shelf. They were perfect. Rays of sunshine radiated from them as a choir of angels sang.
We grabbed both and ran to pay. Finally, we had everything we needed!
After this ordeal, we headed back to Annie’s to start baking. Everything went smoothly, but because we started so late, it was well past midnight when we finished.
No regrets though, the Whoopie pies turned out magically.
For the Whoopie pies, we followed a recipe from Annie’s Eats, found here: http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/09/28/pumpkin-whoopie-pies/