…courtesy of The Sweets Life
Irish Coffee Gobs with Baileys Filling
from the Gobba Gobba Hey cookbook
*makes about 30 gobs (sandwiches)
for the batter-
-4 cups all-purpose flour
-1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
-2 tbsp espresso powder
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp salt
-2 cups sugar, sifted
-8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
-2 eggs, separated, at room temperature
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
-2-3 tbsp sour cream
for the filling-
-8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
-12 tbsp cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
-2-3 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
-1-2 tbsp Irish Whiskey
-2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients until they’re well-mixed.
3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-speed. Add the egg yolks to the butter mixture and mix on medium until incorporated. Add the egg whites and the vanilla, and mix on medium-high until the mixture looks like dense pudding.
4. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the egg mixture, mixing on medium speed after each addition. Then add the sour cream and mix well.
5. Using a tablespoon or a pastry bag (I recommend the pastry bag if you want perfectly round gobs), drop 1 1/2 inch rounds of batter onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 1 inch between each. Bake the sheets (separately) for 8 minutes, or until the gob domes have risen. Remove the gobs to a wire rack to cool.
6. To make the filling, cream the butter and cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed. Add the vanilla, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp Baileys, 2 tbsp whiskey, and the confectioners’ sugar. Beat on medium-high, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Add another tsp of lemon juice or an additional tbsp of Baileys or whiskey after tasting, if needed.
7. To frost the gobs, add 1 tbsp of the filling to the flat side of a gob and pair with the flat side of another (evenly sized) gob. Refrigerate gobs on a baking sheet for 30 min to an hour to fully set. When ready to store, wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.