Thursday, July 1, 2010

Making Whoopie... Pies

Cranberry Island Kitchen just back from Dover-Foxcroft and the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, where they won Best Original Pie for the 2nd year running, has it's retail store on lower Danforth Street just outside of the Old Port. It also makes it's  whoopies as well as it's shortcake cookies and specialty desserts at this location.
Sourcing ingredients locally wherever possible, using award winning Kate's Homemade Butter and imported French chocolate.  It's scollop shape pies are decidedly of the gourmet variety often using liquors and spice to flavor them; like this years winning Mexican Whoopie Pie: chocolate with a little heat. They also don't use any preservatives! so only the goodness stays with you. The business came about from a 15 year friendship between co-owners Carol Ford, Karen Haase and a mutual interest in cooking. The recipes came from family and the Cranberry Island connection. In business since fall 2006 Cranberry Isle ships to all 50 states and has four employes with head baker and first hire Meg Broderick supervising the 3 person kitchen.
For retail store hours, to find a whoopie outlet near you or order online visit the website at 

Cranberry Island Kitchen
52 Danforth Street
Portland, ME

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