Deep Fried Twinkies With Berry Sauce

"Deep Fried Twinkies were a big hit at the Texas State Fair. Recipe from GMA Food Website."
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  • 6 Hostess Twinkies
  • wooden popsicle sticks
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt


  • Chill or freeze Twinkies for several hours or overnight.
  • Heat 4 cups vegetable oil in deep fryer to about 375 degrees.
  • Mix together milk, vinegar and oil.
  • In another bowl, blend flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk wet ingredients into dry and continue mixing until smooth. Refrigerate while oil heats.
  • Push stick into Twinkie lengthwise, leaving about 2 inches to use as a handle, dust with flour and dip into the batter. Rotate Twinkie until batter covers entire cake.
  • Place carefully in hot oil. The Twinkie will float, so hold it under with a utensil to ensure even browning. It should turn golden in 3 to 4 minutes. Depending on the size of your deep fryer, you might be able to fry only one at a time, two at the most.
  • Remove Twinkie to paper towel and let drain. Remove stick and allow Twinkie to sit for about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Variation: Slice Twinkie into 4 pieces. Flour and batter each before frying. With this treatment, one Twinkie will serve two people if accompanied by a sauce.
  • Berry Sauce.
  • 1 10-ounce jar of seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • Directions.
  • In a saucepan, heat preserves over low heat until melted.
  • Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries.
  • Heat until sauce just simmers.
  • Cover; refrigerate until served.
  • Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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  1. If you want to show off your ability to limit yourself to just two of the most heavenly desserts you could imagine, the richness of this deliciousness will do it. Of late, I have started using heavier milk products in recipes as often just a little is called for and you end up with a lot left over. In this case I decided to use 1/2 a cup of buttermilk because that was what was left in the carton, and 1/2 a cup of half-n-half, it being the most plentiful milk product in the fridge. Even though this was made with love, it still may have been... probably shouldn't make often. Let us just say that.
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  2. They turned out great! Just like the ones that cost $3.00 each at the Fair.<br/>SOOOOO EASY!! SOOOOO GOOD! <br/>The first time I had them I waited in line for 45 minutes to buy two, I had asked my entire family if anyone wanted anything and everyone said NO. Do I just bought 2... didn't even get to taste them! They came with an orange/dreamsicle sauce that was out of this world that I can't find the recipe for.


  1. instead of milk: 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup half n half



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