Monday, February 25, 2008

Twinkies!!




Wow. Is there anything better than a childhood favorite remade? These Twinkie's are completely adorable! They are fairly easy to make, and totally worth the extra effort. So my Twinkie equipment came with this cute non-stick Twinkie pan!Last time I made Twinkie's with my good friend Lizzy, the pans were a complete pain to clean up. I don't know, maybe it was because angel food cake loves to stick to stuff, of maybe, just maybe its because I forgot to butter and flour my baking pan. Well this time, the Pan came out completely clean!! Ok so back to my Twinkie story... So I was in a mood to bake. One slightly huge problem, were out of eggs. . . NOO!!!! But I really wanted to bake something!! So I looked up what I could substitute for eggs. They said that you could Use two tablespoons of cornstarch for each egg. Hmm seems a little strange, but I will try it. So I mixed up my favorite supposed to be yellow cake recipe, and it was not yellow, and sorta really stiff.Well I continued with my adventure, and filled my pans that were carefully buttered and floured, hasty not to repeat a horrible pan clean up.
So I place them anxiously in the oven. They will turn out all right. . . wont they?
Well mostly yes, with a glitch. So near the end of the baking, I peeked into the oven to discover that they were puffed up huge, and then slowly deflating!!!! When they were slightly golden I took them out, and they deflated, leaving a crater in the middle.Well I guess that is what you get for using cornstarch instead of eggs lol. Well nonetheless I was determined to make awesome Twinkies! So it was a huge relief that the bottoms were still beautiful and golden.I let them cool wile I made some yummy vanilla frosting. Then I filled my frosting injector!So I took each Twinkie with care, and injected it with the frosting through each end, and once in the middle of the crater side, to ensure maximum frosting goodness. I still had tons of extra frosting, so I also drizzled the tops with frosting. What I thought was ridiculously cute was that my Twinkie kit came with an individual Twinkie holder, so as to not squish your Twinkie!
All you do is flip his hat off and insert Twinkie! So all in all it was a great success. My family loved them, eating all but two of them!In this picture, you can see how it looks when broken open.
Pure Twinkie goodness. If you want to make Twinkies, you can buy the kit I have at amazon.

Sugar cookies cake

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs + 1 yolk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Put rack in middle of oven and preheat to 350 degrees

In a bowl beat the butter and sugar. In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients.

In another bowl mix the milk and vanilla.

Add 1/2 the flour mixture, and 1/2 the milk mixture to the sugar and butter. Beat together then repeat.

Bake for 25-30 min in a cake pan (less for Twinkies, about 15 min.)


Vanilla frosting

  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 1 Pound of powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs milk
All you have to do is cream it all together starting with the butter and sugar, then vanilla and milk. If you need it less thick, (like I did for my Twinkies) Add more milk, or vanilla to the consistency of your choice.

13 comments:

terri @ the burning kitchen said...

These look wonderful. Brings back childhood memories. Love your blog!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Heya!
These twinkies look pretty darn tasty. I have to say, I am not a big twinkie fan myself. I might actually consider trying one of ur twinkie creations. I like ur little twinkie holder too :)
Keep baking my little chef cuz.
mE

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

My son would absolutely adore these. I will have to start hunting for a twinkie tray.

Pixie said...

How wonderful, you made twinkies! I haven't had them since I was a kid (many moons ago). Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

Rachel said...

That is just too adorable!

superluckykitchen said...

oh my, a twinkie cream injector, who would have ever thought!

ish said...

sweet they look awesome but I guess I'm not a twinkie person.

Kitt said...

I love this! They look truly delectable.

Livy said...

I love Twinkies!! I have not eaten one in a very looong time though.

mimikatzchen said...

love these twinkies! i should do an old school nostalgia night of baking ... twinkies, devil dogs, yodels ... ymm!

Mrs. L said...

OMG you made your own Twinkies? Any you even had a Twinnkie kit to make them? So totally cool! I'll have to get it so I can make more stuff with my Twinkie cookbook!

Anonymous said...

you can use a baking pan called canoe baking pan...it also comes with a filling injector...