We had another good day at the market today, thanks for coming if you popped by! We did a couple of special flavours today... first of all an earl grey tea flavoured cupcake which was very popular. I wasn't sure how it would go down to be honest because it's a bit 'different', but everyone loved it! They had a very delicate earl grey flavour in the sponge and also in the frosting which was yummy. We also made some Red Velvet Whoopie Pies which were soooo good!
A whoopie pie is a cross between a soft biscuit, cake or a pie. Two of these cake/biscuits are sandwiched together with a marshmallow fluff frosting, which is so sweet, but sooo delicious. According to food historians, Amish women would bake these delights and put them in farmers' lunchboxes. When the farmers found these treats, they would shout 'whoopie!'. Cool eh!
The Holmfrith Farmers Markets come around so quickly every month, and it's really nice to feel like part of a little community down there every 3rd Sunday. All of the other stall holders are so friendly, Kate from the Parsnipship, Andrew and his mum from Coddy's farm, the mushroom people, the old bridge bakery and the lovely couple that make beautiful wooden stools to name but a few. I would definitely reccommend it if you like fresh, local produce - made by local people, for local people. Hopefully see you there next month where we will be doing special cupcakes for Fathers Day! (And some more whoopie pies!)
Bye for now! xx