The Hostess brand is facing an uncertain future. What better time to learn how to make your own Twinkies? Umbra’s here to fill you in. Some of the references in this video are dated. (For example, Michael Pollan’s “new book” Food Rules came out in 2009.) But just like the conventional treats this recipe was modeled after, a good Umbra video never gets old: [youtube] Umbra mixes up her cooking verbs a bit. Don’t fold on trying out the recipe if you’re confused: Get the text version here.

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