Twinkies! Twinkies have been a classic American treat for decades, and last year’s bankruptcy scare was almost the end as we knew it. Although they’ve made a comeback thanks to private equity (applause), it’s still good to know how to make homemade Twinkies yourself!
Warning: Homemade Twinkies, unlike trademarked original, cannot be consumed after a dozen years of residency in your pantry. So once you know how to make your own Twinkies, be sure you actually eat them- It shouldn’t be hard!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
Mix all ingredients together, and then beat in two eggs. Use specially-designed molds to bake your homemade Twinkies in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for fifteen minutes. **If you don’t have Twinkie molds, try using loaf pans or cupcake pans. They will be shaped differently, but still taste great! Once golden brown, take the Twinkies out of the oven and let cool. Create a small hole at the bottom of each shell and fill with your favorite marshmallow crème. This step is easiest accomplished with the help of any pastry bag equipped with a small tip. If you prefer, you can substitute store-bought marshmallow crème with a special homemade version.
Ready to whip up a batch your very own Twinkies? Be sure to stop by Lillian Vernon for an authentic set of pans, plus the necessary supplies all your other baking needs.