In his interview last weekend on Good Food, Steven Gdula described gobs as "cupcake sandwiches." Say no more, Mr. Gdula! And just wait until you hear some of the flavors.
You might be thinking that gobs bear a strong resemblance to whoopie pies, and you wouldn't be far off base. Both are (or rather, were) relatively obscure East Coast confections. Both are made with sandwiched "cookies" made from cake batter, and both are roughly the size of your palm.
The crucial difference comes in the filling, Gdula explained. Whoopies pies have a marshmallow filling where gobs have a frosting filling. This might seem like a minor detail, but it really makes all the difference. Especially to those of us who have a deep love for creamy frosting.
Gdula has built a company around the gob, Gobba Gobba Hey in San Francisco, and has recently published a cookbook under the same name. His flavors range from traditional chocolate and vanilla to matcha-lemongrass, pumpkin spice, and orange cardamom ginger.
I, for one, can't wait to get a batch of gobs in my oven. They'd be perfect for a fall bake sale or birthday party, don't you think?
• Hear the Full Interview: Gobba Gobba Hey! on Good Food
• Get the Book! Gobba Gobba Hey: A Gob Cookbook by Steven Gdula, $11 from Amazon.
If you can't wait to get your hands on a copy of his book, there are a few recipes floating around the internet:
• Root Beer Float Gobs by Steven Gdula on Epicurious
• Two Brothers Chocolate Gobs from Paula Dean on the Food Network
• Pumpkin Gobs from Food.com
Have you ever heard of this cookie?
Related: Need a Party Dessert? Try a Whoopie Pie!
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