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An interesting and different cookbook
The Hostess Twinkies Cookbook
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The Hostess Twinkies Cookbook
Advantages: Exciting, Something new to try out, Easy to follow recipes
Disadvantages: Some strange recipes, Twinkies are quite expensive
After trying his first Twinkie a couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend is well and truly in love. So for Christmas I have brought him the 'Twinkie Cookbook' so that we can have some fun making new things out of his new favourite snack.
Twinkies are extremely popular over in America and you will always hear them mentioned in TV programmes or movies. When you hear of something so much, but have never tasted it yourself, you begin to get very curious as to why they are loved so much. (Personally, I cannot stand them!)
A Twinkie is basically a golden sponge cake with a synthetic cream filling. They are extremely sweet, and sickly to me. The only thing that I can compare them to is a swiss roll, but sweeter.
**So what is the Twinkie Cookbook?**
The Twinkie cookbook is exactly what it says, it is a book full of different recipes to turn your regular Twinkies into exciting treats.
I paid around £4 for the book off Amazon (with my Dooyoo voucher, of course!) and it arrived within 4 days of ordering.
I have read this book all the way through now and am quite interested in making some of the recipes included, even though I probably won't eat any of them.
The book has several different sections including:
*Twinkies Take The Cake
*Twinkies A La Mode
*Twinkie Stack Ups
*Twinkies and Meat
Reading through, I saw myself being quite tempted by some of the recipes, such as Twinkie milkshakes or the Twinkie wedding cake. There are some really interesting and exciting recipes in this book which would definately have people talking about your food at a party.
However, when I got to the last section of the book I was quite distured. This section is titled 'Twinkies and Meat' and includes a Twinkie and raspberry chicken salad and Pigs in Twinkie. As strange as these sound, I am still so tempted to try them and I think this is the beauty of the book.
I have not tried any of the recipes in this book yet, but definately will once my boy has unwrapped this and will not wonder where I am getting these recipes from.
I do think this is a great present for either someone who loves Twinkies or someone who likes cookbooks and trying out new recipes. I think the recipes would definately be great if you are having a party and want to serve some interesting snacks, as they will get people talking and wondering how you came up with such a great idea.
Despite being slightly disturbed by the section, I will also try some of the Twinkies and Meat recipes, I want to see if it tastes good or if they are trying to be different.
I should also mention that the recipes in the book are short and sweet and seem to be extremely easy to follow. They list the ingredients needed and the instructions seem to be put into a short paragraph so as not to confuse you. Great for me!
I will update as I try recipes or leave comments.
Summary: A great present for Twinkie or cooking lovers!
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