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Organic Vegan Twinkie Recipe

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This is no small list of ingredients.  I, for one, had never used arrowroot before, and had to search three different stores for it before I realized I was searching in the entirely wrong section all along.  (check in spices)


Cake:

* 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
* 1 cup unbleached white flour
* 6 tablespoons light organic cane sugar
* 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
* 1/3 cup expeller pressed canola oil
* ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup, Grade A, dark amber
* ¾ cup vanilla soymilk or rice milk
* 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
* 2 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


Filling:

* 7 ounces firm tofu, drained (simmer in water for 5 minutes)
* 4 teaspoons expeller pressed canola oil
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup, Grade A amber
* 3 tablespoons raw light agave syrup
* 6 tablespoons light organic cane sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon very finely grated lemon zest
* 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
* 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* ½ teaspoon pure coconut extract
* 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
* 1 1/2 ounces of vegan white chocolate melted
* 2 tablespoons arrowroot dissolved in 6 tablespoons soy creamer


You will need a food processor.
 
 
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For those avoiding soy, you can make the cream filling with coconut milk (the kind in a can), vanilla extract, and agave nectar - Refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk overnight in the back of your fridge - open it from the bottom with a triangular hand can opener ("Church key") and drain off coconut water; (discard or use for something else) Open it from the top and scoop out the resulting coconut cream and place into a bowl. The amount will vary, but you can usually get anywhere from 1/4 c to 1 c, depending on various unknown factors. Whip in vanilla (~1 tsp) and agave (to taste; may use other sweeteners if desired) . Only mix for a minute or so-just long enough to incorporate the ingredients and to make it fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag or icing injector to get the cream inside the cakes. (something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUPCAKE-FILLING-INJECTOR-CAKE-PASTRY-ICING-DECORATING-/350451870677 )
izzyinsf3 years ago
If vegan wasn't a priority, was there another choice of filling from one of the other recipes that you'd recommend? Not that there's anything wrong with the vegan lifestyle choice, but I can't in good conscience use tofu in a twinkie.
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