I know I am a little late in writing this, but think back to week 2 of The Great British Bake Off. I have never make Viennese Whirls before, so figured I would give them a whirl (sorry for the pun)!
So, I dug out my Mary Berry recipe book, found a recipe for Viennese fingers, close enough I thought, and here’s what happened…..
First I whisked together the butter and icing sugar until pale and fluffy…
Then sieved in the flour & baking powder, before mixing again….
Mixture was put into a piping bag and piped onto greaseproof paper (with circles drawn on – I used a round cutter as a template)….
Now, at this point I should really have chilled them in the fridge for a while, so they hold their shape when cooked, but time was ticking and the kids were impatient…… so, I baked them straight away instead!!
Cooling on a baking tray, a little flatter than I would have liked (see above – should have chilled them first!!!)
When cool, spread with jam, pipe on buttercream and sandwich together.
Then, enjoy with a cup of tea (or coffee)……yummy!!!
The kid’s verdict – “nice, but a bit crumbly”… I’ll take that as a compliment!
So, hope this has inspired you to have a go?
Thanks for reading,