Pastry Chef Attempts To Make a Gourmet Twinkie | Bon Appetit

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  • Bon Appetit's Senior Food Editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz attempts to make a gourmet Twinkie without the hard-to-pronounce chemical ingredients. The first test is Genoise cake, an Italian sponge cake. For the creamy filling, Claire uses 7 minute frosting. The second test is yellow cake and buttercream filling. Next comes chiffon cake, a light cake that uses vegetable oil. Finally, with some help from Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone, Claire decides to "Frankenstein" the recipe.

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Comments • 80

  • Elanna Bossert-Johnson

    This is inanest super confident Claire if only she knew what is to come

  • Yasin Hassenbey
    Yasin Hassenbey 3 days ago

    Can lie twinkies are trash lol the chocolate one wasn’t to bad tho

  • dj tt
    dj tt 3 days ago

    I sure hope the throwing away of food in this video is for dramatic effect only and someone is actually eating all of it because if not I can't watch any more of these videos.

  • Baldeep Singh
    Baldeep Singh 4 days ago +1

    they really wasted that many twinkies thats sad.. you know how many people dont have any food on the table, and you do that

  • Moconnor834
    Moconnor834 4 days ago +3

    Anyone else rewatching ALL of Gourmet Makes during the early part of 2020 (avoiding the C word...)

  • Jesse Veek
    Jesse Veek 5 days ago

    please do Swiss cake rolls

  • Yo Soy Spider
    Yo Soy Spider 6 days ago

    Mexican twinkies are actually pretty good, no chemical flavor

  • spammasterjay
    spammasterjay 6 days ago +2

    Sitting here during a quarantine watching her throw food away like :'[

  • Fared Sharudden
    Fared Sharudden 6 days ago +5

    Who is here again after nearly 3 years after you have watched everything in Bon Appetit videos and you coming back here again because of the quarantine and you really have nothing to do other than eating ramen literally at 4 am on your bed and watching Claire being just... uhm Claire? Lolololol.

  • Joker Productions
    Joker Productions 6 days ago

    You guys are bugging with them merch prices.

  • мιкa
    мιкa 7 days ago

    pls be my grandmother

  • PoiBoink
    PoiBoink 7 days ago

    Hello meme appetit

  • consuelo gabinsky
    consuelo gabinsky 9 days ago +1

    sou só eu que sou brasileiro e vejo as receitas pra copiar depois e vender?

  • Lockguy 26
    Lockguy 26 9 days ago

    is it me... or is Claire super hot in this episode?

  • NotEnoughSalsa
    NotEnoughSalsa 9 days ago

    0:38 That's what she did

  • Out N About
    Out N About 12 days ago

    Who else came back after the Girl Scout cookie episode? Amazing how much the show has grown

  • Shelise B
    Shelise B 12 days ago

    I still can’t believe she through out all those Twinkie’s :(

  • hi
    hi 14 days ago

    She put it in the trash 💀💀💀😂

  • Mayo Man
    Mayo Man 15 days ago

    LITTLE DEBBIES FRUIT PIES 🍎

  • NAFISA HAFEEZ
    NAFISA HAFEEZ 17 days ago

    I have scene better snacks thaan Twinkie and when they taste it on snack wars the other ones are better I think a gourmet version can be healthy and better quality of taste

  • xinxinlai
    xinxinlai 18 days ago +1

    how far we've come.... across the room

  • molly m
    molly m 20 days ago

    this is where the pain begins

  • Will Lyons
    Will Lyons 23 days ago

    She thic

  • Robbie Phillips
    Robbie Phillips 24 days ago +1

    I’ve noticed a lot of people throwing away food lately.... y’all mommas didn’t slap you in the back of the neck when y’all threw away food when y’all was younger and it shows....

  • Veri ASMR
    Veri ASMR 24 days ago

    1:54 That was so unnecessary

  • Tyler Crawford
    Tyler Crawford 26 days ago

    i feel like you dont have to waste so many twinkies there at the beginning. keep them packaged and give them to people who will eat them.

  • Ashwin Kale
    Ashwin Kale 26 days ago

    Where is Judy now

  • Maxy B
    Maxy B 28 days ago

    Remember when Claire had the very first station

  • Rocio Ramirez
    Rocio Ramirez Month ago

    Love you Claire but, did you just throw all the twinkies to the trash? 😱 please say no! 💛

  • Paul Galvani
    Paul Galvani Month ago

    You're very clever, you know tha

  • Heidi Mercado
    Heidi Mercado Month ago +1

    this is the first time ive seen Brad's hair 😂😂😂

    • Cat Cloutier
      Cat Cloutier Month ago

      Heidi Mercado i was just going to say this lol

  • Christian Feliciano

    The first day of Zombieland....Tallahassee would be watching this.

  • Thaz _
    Thaz _ Month ago

    I know your picky about your food, but Jesus, you threw away like 20 Twinkies, kind of a waste of money don't you think?

  • Leomerya12
    Leomerya12 Month ago

    Wow, she's come far with the series!!!

  • Angel Otero
    Angel Otero Month ago

    Claire got some cakes

  • ry4ncl48ke ar
    ry4ncl48ke ar Month ago

    ewwww we’re facing the wrong wayyy 😭😭

  • Madyson Roberts
    Madyson Roberts Month ago

    To all the people who is saying she is wasting food and shouldnt throw the twinkies away
    she is doing the world a favor getting rid of some of those fat building pieces of crap
    Why America likes these things I will never know.

  • Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison Month ago

    Before you just throw food away like all them Twinkies, think about the homeless, who are starving and can't afford food!!!!

  • Alex Nicholls
    Alex Nicholls Month ago

    when she threw those twinkie's in the bin I almost died

  • Ashley Garcia
    Ashley Garcia Month ago

    I know she did not just throw away all those twinkies

  • Scott Peltier
    Scott Peltier Month ago

    Disliked. This first episode did not have that iconic adorable smile Clair has in the thumbnail

  • serendiminie
    serendiminie Month ago

    kinda weird seeing rick without his iconic blue nails

  • Julia D
    Julia D Month ago

    Also, you guys should try Canadian Twinkies--not nearly as much of a chemical taste! Don't know why--I'm sure they're still 99% chemicals.

  • Julia D
    Julia D Month ago

    Guys, I made the mistake of watching one of these videos and now...now I can't escape...

  • Dora The_Green_Gacha_Dinosaur

    Average Americans eat that mountain of Twinkies for dessert...



    ...In one night

  • marshagreen
    marshagreen Month ago +1

    The OG episode! So exciting!

  • Amulaya Bhatia
    Amulaya Bhatia Month ago

    OMG this is when rick actually used the buttons on shirts!!

  • Rana Mo
    Rana Mo Month ago +1

    Where it all started

  • FB0102
    FB0102 Month ago

    twinkies look great, have great texture, but taste like toxic waste

  • The Malamute Pack
    The Malamute Pack Month ago

    What a waste

  • Chris Grover
    Chris Grover Month ago

    it will take 1000 years for those twinkies to break down in a landfill

  • Tony G
    Tony G Month ago +1

    The optimism in Claire’s eyes in the first episode versus the hard wisdom of someone who has seen it all in the later episodes... 😅😂

  • Sergio Alcala
    Sergio Alcala Month ago

    claire stole Aladdin’s pants

  • Richard J
    Richard J Month ago

    Am I the only one that wants Claire to do tempered chocolates for Valentine’s Day... heh

  • Clare White
    Clare White Month ago +467

    Gourmet Makes then: this food is garbage, make it gourmet
    Gourmet Makes now: this junk food is magical perfection, good luck making something half as good

    • Emma Bailie
      Emma Bailie Month ago +1

      I miss the old gourmet makes 😭😭

  • CaitKat
    CaitKat Month ago

    Could you try a chips ahoy brookie?

  • Dakota Buck
    Dakota Buck Month ago

    Gabby and Claire seem like they have changed the most with in the 2 years this has been going

  • Krav King
    Krav King Month ago

    I'm watching this in 2020 but when she through all those Twinkies in the trash I cried a single tear.

  • Marans Candy
    Marans Candy Month ago

    Cornstarch cake

  • Live Nuts
    Live Nuts Month ago

    Genoise cakes are usually drier, thus harder to fill with creme filling.

  • deprofundis
    deprofundis 2 months ago +1

    Crazy to think she was only 30 at the start of this series!!

  • anoja31
    anoja31 2 months ago +1

    ;-;

  • Zachary Gliwa
    Zachary Gliwa 2 months ago

    Tastykake is way better, Butterscotch Krimpets!

  • Heb725
    Heb725 2 months ago +2

    A part of me died when she threw out all those Twinkies

  • s q u i r r e l
    s q u i r r e l 2 months ago

    you should do gourmet tastykake donuts

  • eML_piratE Miller
    eML_piratE Miller 2 months ago +1

    Even though Twinkies are bad for you.... It hurt my heart to see them thrown away

  • Brian Jordan
    Brian Jordan 2 months ago +1

    must be nice to just throw away so much food

  • Ashlee Tyler
    Ashlee Tyler 2 months ago +4

    THEY WASTED ALL THOSE TWINKIES!!! JUST WASTEFUL 😡😡

  • Ashlee Tyler
    Ashlee Tyler 2 months ago +1

    00:40 IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW lol

  • abby
    abby 2 months ago +45

    11 minutes???
    *jelly belly entered the chat*

  • Rashida Red21
    Rashida Red21 2 months ago

    I came here to see the cake recipe i forgot these videos use to be short 😭😭

  • Joseph Prosnitz
    Joseph Prosnitz 2 months ago

    This format is cleaner. I like the recipe format at the end. Overall you really did a good job on this one. I do wish a discussion of failed routes was a bit longer. Are these true dead ends or are they just not the path of least resistance? I wish you ranked your creations in categories: texture, taste, smell, visual appeal, aftertaste, cost, effort, time, skill required. Also would love to see someone unfamiliar attempt your new recipe to show that it is actually makeable (by pros or mere mortals).

  • LAmac124
    LAmac124 2 months ago +1

    Claire needs to make Red Hots!!!!

  • Kia Costa
    Kia Costa 2 months ago

    Where’s the intro lol

  • V Zeno
    V Zeno 2 months ago

    Didn't know Claire was making a gourmet version of me

  • Bizzy Cee
    Bizzy Cee 2 months ago +1

    People crying over Twinkies being thrown away. They aren't vegetables or healthy in any way. A starving person would get violently sick if they ate all that crap. No loss to anyone.

  • Jake elwafi
    Jake elwafi 2 months ago

    I was just eating a coconut twinky
    Nd this happens

  • JMazterV112
    JMazterV112 2 months ago

    2:01 that cake thicc 😍

  • Movie Games
    Movie Games 2 months ago

    I had a Twinkie after not having one in about 30 years. Did they change the cream since the 80's? Because now it tastes terrible to me. But I remember them being delicious.

  • Landon gable
    Landon gable 2 months ago

    It's like the office