Saturday, November 17, 2012

Twinkies DIY recipe


What, no more Twinkies?

Are you in a panic over the news that Hostess who makes Twinkies, DingDongs, Cupcakes, Snowballs are closing up shop?  Since the 1930's families have bought and enjoyed the sweet, gooey treats as snacks.

Well calm down, just make your own....
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 Recipe: Twinkies DIY

  • Non-stick spray
  • 4 egg whites
  • One 16-ounce box golden pound cake mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Filling
  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme (one 7-ounce jar)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
You will need a spice bottle, approximately the size of a Twinkie, ten 12 x 14 -inch pieces of aluminum foil, a cake decorator or pastry bag, and a chopstick.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice. Wrap the folded foil around the spice bottle to create a mold. Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. Make 10 of these molds and arrange them on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan. Grease the inside of each mold with a light coating of non-stick spray.
Disregard the directions on the box of cake mix. Instead, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine cake mix with water and beat until thoroughly blended (about 2 minutes). Fold egg whites into the cake batter and slowly combine until completely mixed.
Pour the batter into the molds, filling each one about 3/4 of an inch. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
For the filling, combine salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until salt is dissolved. Let this mixture cool.
Combine the marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy.
Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine.
When the cakes are done and cooled, use a skewer or chopstick to make three holes in the bottom of each one. Move the stick around inside of each cake to create space for the filling.
Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through all three holes.
Serving Size
Serves 10
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

What blessings are you thankful for this Thanksgiving day 2012?

What traditions will you and your family enjoy while celebrating Thanksgiving day?
The traditional turkey dinner with dressing, and for dessert pies?
Watch all the football games, and the parade? Wonder if there will be the Macy's parade this year after the devastating hurricane in N.Y. 

Whatever plans you have  for Thanksgiving 2012 and will be enjoying  this year with family and friends let's take time to say a prayer for those affected by hurricane sandy.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe...
Heb 12:28, NIV

This year we will not only celebrate Thanksgiving but also my Son's birthday that falls on thanksgiving day.


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