All About the Hostess Twinkies
A Lunchbox Favorite
The Origin of Hostess Twinkies
Who doesn't remember eating Hostess Brand, Hostess Twinkies when they were a kid?
I mean, it's been around since 1930.
It was a man named James Alexander Dewar who worked for the Continental Baking Company that came up with the idea about the "Twinkies". He thought up the name Twinkies when he was in St. Louis and noticed a billboard advertising "Twinkle Toe Shoes".
He thought up of the idea when while working at Continental Baking Company, when he noticed that a few machines sat around when the strawberry season was done. These machines would fill strawberry shortcakes with strawberry cream.
He later developed, in Schiller Park, Illinois, a sponge cake filled with banana cream; called it the Twinkies. For such an odd name back then, it totally fits this delicious snack cake.
THE DEEP FRIED TWINKIE
Something Magical Happens
Deep Fried Twinkies is a Popular State Fair Item Across the United States
Actually, it was the Texas State Fair that first introduced deep fried Twinkies.
James Alexander Dewar never would of thought of this. I believe the only reason the Deep Fried Banana came into existence because everybody was deep frying everything during the late eighties/early nineties - remember the deep fried turkey?
It was around the time when deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving became popular (once again), is when the deep fried Twinkie was invented.
Unlike the turkey, you freeze the Twinkies before you deep fry them.
You NEVER deep fry a frozen turkey - ever.
You NEVER deep fry unfrozen Twinkies - ever.
Learn How to Deep Fry Twinkies
Basic Instructions on How to Deep Fry Twinkies
- Freeze Twinkies overnight with wooden stick little less than halfway in Twinkies
- Turn Fryer at desired temperature *I recommend 375 degrees*
- Create the usual batter with milk, eggs and flour; create your own
- Deep fry the Twinkies with the wooden sticks up out of the oil until they are a light golden brown
- EXPERIMENT: Make your own creative recipe