Chocolate whoopie pies are just the right shape and colour to dress up as Christmas puddings. Offer them as treats at a festive get-together or put them in a pretty box for a tasty homemade present.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
author of Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies
Mark Tilling, UK Chocolate Master 2006–2010, is Squires Kitchen International School's Master Chocolatier and resident tutor. Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels including The Lanesborough, Lainston House Hotel, Hotel du Vin and Le Pave d’Auge in Normandy, France, which boasts a Michelin star. Mark twice represented the UK in the Chocolate Master world finals in Paris, where he was ranked 12th in the world in 2007 and 7th in 2009. He has also won many other gold medals in chocolate work and pâtisserie as well as judging and demonstrating at many exhibitions both in the UK and abroad. Mark is now an ambassador for chocolate in the UK and has written two books, Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Working with Chocolate and Squires Kitchen’s Guide to Making Macaroons, both published by B. Dutton Publishing.