What!? You don’t know what twinkies are?
Well then let me introduce you to Americas finest pastry ever created. LOL
Once chronicled for being the first pastry that could enter a time capsule and come out 30 years later still fresh and edible! Yikes!
Why on earth are you showing us this recipe then!?? You ask?
Because Twinkies are a childhood favorite! Just like the Devil Dog, they have probably made their way into every kids lunch box at some point or another, they are the “mother’s little helper” of the 80’s LOL
Besides I am about to share with you my version of the Hostess Twinkie which in my opinion, runs circles around the store bought version, and these will definitely bring you down memory lane ~but with out all those added chemicals that keep them fresh for an eternity!
Although I gotta tell you, in a zombie apocalypse, I’ll be heading towards the Hostess factory for sure!
- ½ Recipe American Buttercream
- Eggs Large 2 (100g)
- Granulated Sugar ¾ cup (150g)
- Whole Milk ½ cup (120ml)
- Unsalted Butter 4 Tablespoons (56g)
- Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
- All Purpose Flour 1 cup (130g)
- Baking Powder 1 teaspoons (5g)
- Salt ½ teaspoons (3g)
- Combine the eggs and sugar with the whip attachment and whip on high speed whip to ribbon stage, thick and pale colored and is almost 3X from original volume
- The eggs will take about 5 minutes to reach the ribbon stage.
- In the meantime combine the milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl or on the stove top until the butter is melted
- Add the vanilla extract to the milk mixture
- By this time the eggs should be ready, add the sifted dry ingredients all at once and mix on low to combine.
- Add the hot milk & butter mixture in a steady stream while whipping on low- medium speed (it should take no more than 20 seconds to mix in)
- Pour batter ½ way full in each cavity of the Wilton Delectoval Pan
- Bake in preheated 350°f oven for about 8- 10 minutes or UNTIL IT'S DONE
- Cool Twinkies completely then fill with buttercream as shown in the video.
Freeze for up to 2 months wrapped well