Friday, April 20, 2012

Twinkie Mom

I've wanted to make homemade Twinkies for a while, and today I had a little time on my hands, so I went for it. I found this recipe online and luckily they had great instructions for making individual baking vessels. (And yes, I did realize this was a moment of crazy--making little baking vessels out of aluminum foil--but it's not like I was making my own goldfish crackers.)


Here's the finished product. You might notice that one Twinkie doesn't quite fit on the plate. So sad. I had to eat it. As for the rest of the family, I'm making them wait for dessert to try a Twinkie for themselves. 


One downside, the recipe made about twice as much cream filling as we needed, so now I have a good amount of extra cream that seems just too good to toss. What to do?

On a side note, I was listening to a Radiolab podcast about Fritz Haber while making these yummy cakes. But, I'm wondering if from now on, Twinkies will forever be associated with chemical warfare in World War I. 

4 comments:

Natalie said...

So... how did they taste? Were they amazing? So worth all the trouble? Come on... out with it!

Afton said...

Everyone loved them. I think I might make another batch to use up my leftover creme filling. Yum!

I-Shüan Warr said...

You had to make individual foil pans for each one!? Now I feel guilty for scarfing one down in about 2 seconds.
Did you save the pans? :-)

Afton said...

the foil vessels get kind of trashed after one use.