The Twinkies Cookbook – Review

I received this complimentary cookbook from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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Many of you might have seen my Instagram or Facebook post in regards to receiving “The Twinkies Cookbook by Hostess” in exchange for a review. I have to say…the cookbook is cute with lots of very inventive recipes such as Twinkie-Misu, Twinkie Tunnel Bundt Cake and this savory gem; Dave’s Twinkie Burger which contains brie, bacon and green pepper hot sauce. Brie and Twinkies? I’m intrigued.

Now beforeI get started on the review I have to say – what the heck happened to Twinkies? I remember the filling being lighter, airier, more fluffy, and the cake part being more, well, cakey. Of course I think the last time I had a Twinkie was in my teens, which was more than 10 years ago. (Gasp!) Things can change a lot in ones lifetime. Oddly enough; food seems to be one of those areas that nostalgia just isn’t rewarded.

The Twinkie Cookbook by Hostess

The Twinkie Cookbook by Hostess

In any case, my review. I loved this book. It’s cute, has some great photography and the history of the Twinkie is a wonderful lead up to the recipes. Recipes are categorized as either sweet or savory, with some very inventive recipes such as Apple Brie Cheddar Minis, Twinkie Tunnel Bundt Cake and Dave’s Twinkie Burger. Brie, bacon, green pepper sauce all on a burger between a Twinkie bun is just a sampling of one of the recipes. While I don’t think I’ll be reaching for this cookbook on a nightly basis, this will be fun to experiment with the kids in the future. This would also be a great book for grandparents to try with grandkids.

I was hoping for a few more savory recipes as well as a few more photos, especially of some of the more complicated sounding recipes. However, the photos that are included are all very well done and full of color. I tried out the Twinkie-Misu recipe. It wasn’t quite like the real thing, but it was a tasty treat. Not all of the coffee soaked into the Twinkie which made the dessert a bit runny, but it was a nice cold dessert to enjoy during the summer. It was very sweet, which I expected given the ingredients used.

If you’re looking for a fun cookbook with some interesting recipes that you could try out with kids, then this would be the one for you!

I received this complimentary cookbook from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

 

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