Monday, 5 September 2016

RECIPE | Viennese Whirls

Hey Everyone! 
These are a classic Mary Berry recipe that they showcased on the Great British Bake Off over the summer! I really love the sweet bits from the show, so decided to give these beautiful Viennese whirls a go.. hope you enjoy! 

You will need; 

For the jam 
200g raspberries
250g jam sugar 

For the biscuits
250g very soft unsalted butter
50g icing sugar
225g plain flour
25g cornflour

For the filling
100g unsalted butter, softened
200g icing sugar (plus extra for dusting)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. You will start by making the jam, put the raspberries in a small, deep-sided saucepan and crush them with a masher. Add the jam sugar, bring to the boil over a low heat and then once the sugar has melted increase the heat and boil for a further 4 minutes. Remove from the head and carefully pour into a shallow container -if you do not like seeds in your jam now is the time to sieve. I then popped mine in the fridge and left to set. 

2. Preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan or Gas 5. Line 3 baking sheets with non stick baking paper, then using a 5cm round cutter draw 8 circles on each sheet of paper, spaced well apart. 

3. Put the butter and icing sugar into a bowl and beat until pale and fluffy, sift in the flour and cornflour and mix thoroughly, you need to mixture to be quite soft so your able to pipe it. Once it is soft, spoon the mixture into a piping bag  with a medium star nozzle and pipe 24 round swirls inside the circles on the baking sheets. 

4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 13 - 15 minutes until a pale golden-brown colour. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

5. Once they have fully cooled, measure the butter and sieved the butter for the filling. Add the vanilla extract and either beat with a wooden spoon or an electric whisk until very light and smooth. Spoon the soft mixture into a pipping bag with a large start nozzle. 

6. Spoon a little of your jam onto the flat side of 13 biscuits, place the jam-side up on a cooling rack and pipe the buttercream over the jam. Sandwich the two together and dust with icing sugar to finish. 

They went down an absolute treat at our family Sunday dinner and someone even said they tasted better than the shop bought ones!

Has anyone else tried this recipe?

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  1. They look better than most of the ones on the show =] you should go on gbbo

  2. These look so good! I would love to try them but know they would just be a mess haha!

    Tiffany x

    1. They where actually easier than i expected!You should give it a go! xo

  3. Yours look amazing - I'd love to give these a go but my baking skills aren't the best haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. You should just give it a go and see how you get on! I always thought i was rubbish at baking and then one day realised i really enjoyed it and i think my skills have improved! xo

  4. I love bake off! These look amazing, might have to give baking them a try.
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

  5. these look so yummy! i think you made a great job!!!
    xx from italy
    Cate ღ kate/

    1. Thanks so much Caterina, that's so kind of you xo

  6. These look so yummy! Thank you for posting and I will defiantly be giving these a try! Lizzie xx

    1. No worries lovely lady, would love to see if you have a go! xx


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