Recipe and photo reprinted from FAIR FOODS: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State and County Fairs by George Geary, Santa Monica Press
Skewer each Twinkie and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 2 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, milk, eggs, and melted butter. Pour into flour mixture and blend just until smooth.
In a Dutch oven, heat 2-inches of Canola oil over medium heat to 375° F.
Working two at a time, dip the Twinkies into the batter until fully coated. Place in the hot oil, turning after a few seconds until all sides have reached a light brown color, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Drain on paper toweling, the dust with confectioners sugar.