Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Good Food Interview

You can now listen online to my recent interview on KCRW's Good Food, where host Evan Kleiman and I talk about Vegan Twinkies.

Speaking of Vegan Twinkies, I notice that the Hostess Twinkies Bake Set is once again available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, along with a Hostess Cupcakes Set. Can Sno Balls be far behind?

21 comments:

Katie said...

I actually tried making a Sno-ball cake once (this was pre-vegan), using that Betty Crocker Bake-n-Fill pan. Unfortunately, the empty inside of the cake is too big so they're impossible to cut into manageable slices. I've always meant to turn a chocolate cupcake into a vegan Sno-ball. The only hard part is recreating the rubbery marshmallow stuff. Oh, how I miss those things.

VLyandra said...

I would say the Hostess Cupcake Set would be perfect with the Fauxstess recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance, but I don't see why you would need the Hostess set to make that...

Man, but if that picture isn't making me crave vegan twinkies. And I never even liked Twinkies!

Melissa West said...

These are way too cool!

The Little Pink Pig said...

I lurve your website! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. You've helped make my take-to-work lunches all the more yummy and fun. I'm a lapsed vegan (UNDERSTATEMENT!!) but a very healthy eater and I'm excited to try this recipe. I've not had a Twinkie in decades!
XO
Allison

cheryl said...

I fell in love with your twinkie idea- esp the vegan corn dog idea that i searched and searched for a twinkie pan all summer. I finally found one at gooseberry but it was a whole lot more money. i wanted it for when my nieces came so i guess that justified the price but yeah! to all who can get one for less. Thanks for sharing. and for the yummy corn dog idea.
cheyrl :)

cheryl said...

oops i meant to say congrats for you award too!
:) :) :)

DDawnC said...

Ugh! Too funny- this is the first time I ever saw something on VLB that looked gross to me. :P That's OK- more "goodies" for everybody who likes them, right?

SweetGeorge said...

i really want to go buy them now!

Ellen said...

I wish we could figure out how to recreate the Ding Dong...mmm...

NightOwl said...

Great interview Jennifer! Congratulations!

NightOwl said...

Great interview Jennifer! Congratulations!

Kellimezzo said...

Vegan Sno Balls? Oh how I wish...

Dawn said...

interesting... Do they taste good too?

Jennifershmoo said...

Yep. I like to say the only difference between these and real Twinkies is that these actually taste good. Like fluffly white cupcakes filled with frosting.

They're also good filled with jam or chocolate frosting, or covered in chocolate icing ala Lamingtons, with or without the coconut:

http://shmooedfood.blogspot.com/2006/05/vegan-lamingtons.html

Dawn said...

Do you ever post great lunches/snack for children w/type 1 diabetes ? I was thinking... He cant have al this sugar but pure good ingredients is the way to go..

Dawn said...

PS thanks for responding to question :D

LemonCadet said...

We are having problems with the twinkies sticking to the pans now that we've made them a few times.

Any suggestions?

So far we have gotten nothing but rave reviews.

Thanks for sharing.

Adriana said...

Delicious and guilt free! Husband and I were in Vinkie (Vegan-Twinkie) heaven.

My mods: I used coconut flavor instead of coconut extract. I hunted for it at Whole Foods (several), Trader Joe’s, Mother’s Kitchen, Henry’s, and nothing! I will omit it altogether next time; just to compare. I used low fat soymilk, subbed barley malt powder (what a nightmare ingredient to locate) for Suzanne’s Ricemellow Crème. Instead of spraying the pan with a nonstick spray I greased it with Earth Balance “Buttery” Sticks (it’s what I had on hand). I also baked them about five minutes longer. Fantab!

Thanks Jennifer!

Connie said...

I just made the vegan twinkies. My frosting was a little stiff. I didn't have any nonhydrogenated shortening; I used Crisco. Would that make the difference? If so, what kind do you recommend? Thanks much,
Connie Mishali
seewhykinsman@blogspot.com

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi Connie,

It could be the Crisco, or it could just be that your 1 cup of powdered sugar was more full than my 1 cup of powdered sugar. I would recommend adding a few splashes of water or soymilk, just enough to soften the mix. HTH!

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