Saturday, 9 June 2012

Viennese Whirls



I know I said I'd finished blogging about my Jubilee bakes. Well not quite and I promise this is definitely the last one :) I baked this during the Jubilee weekend and served them with my Jubilee Vanilla Sponge Cake. They were more popular than the cake and I've had repeat requests to make this again and again! 

These biscuits are little, bite sized buttery, crumbly goodness which literally melt in your mouth. It has a vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam filling and tasted absolutely divine! I won't tell you how many of these I ate :) 

I used a recipe from BBC Food which worked well for me. Mine don't look as good as theirs but it definitely tasted good!

I'm entering these to AlphaBakes which I'm hosting this month as the letter is 'V'... for Viennese Whirls (and Vanilla buttercream!).  AlphaBakes is a monthly challenge hosted on alternate months by myself and Caroline Makes.  We choose a random letter from the alphabet each month and the idea is to bake something that features that letter as either the main ingredient/flavour or name of the bake. You have until the 25th June to join in this month so get baking :)  





 I couldn't find my big star tip so I used my regular one and made mini whirls :) 

 The piping mostly held its shape after baking although they are a little overdone! 

 Pipe vanilla buttercream on one half and add a small teaspoon of strawberry (or raspberry) jam to the other half

 sandwich together and enjoy :) 



35 comments:

  1. I like the mini whirls, they turned out super cute! A double v bake, now that is impressive - some of us are struggling to even think of a single v bake! although I do have a few ideas up my sleeve!

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    1. Thanks - I like mini versions of baked goods :) I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  2. Ha ha...I think there's definitely something spooky going on here...we really must stop doing this...I've literally just taken my AlphaBakes Vienesse Whirls out the oven...will post later!! :-) Yours look fab!!!:-)

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    1. LOL I've already been sent 2 other Viennese whirls so I thought I'd better post mine quickly as I made them last week. I like to think that great minds think alike so I feel I'm in great company :)

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  3. P.s I've just seen we've even used the same recipe!! :-)

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    1. It was a great recipe and one of my go to sites for recipes. I'm sure yours will look fab! I forgot to dust mine with icing sugar.

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    2. You'll probably end up with about 10 by the time you've finished!!! I do have another 'V' recipe up my sleeve if it works out!! :-)

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  4. These look perfect! I tried making these a looong time ago, mine didn't turn out half as good!

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    1. Thanks :) I've been wanting to make these for a long time.

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  5. These look so pretty - much better than mine looked!

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    1. Thanks! I think yours looked great - it's the taste that counts :)

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  6. I've been meaning to make viennese swirls for months, yours look so cute and frilly! Definitely the type of thing you'll want to eat in multiples!

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    1. I've been wanting to make these for ages too. They are really addictive to eat!

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  7. look asolutely delicious!!

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  8. Super cute! Love the mini swirls.

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  9. Delicious! I'm not mad on biscuits but am partial to a Viennese whirl, think I would like to try some dunked in chocolate aswell!

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    1. I love the chocolate dipped Viennese biscuits too!

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  10. These soo a-mazing! Have been wanting to try some out for ages. I'm hoping to get something entered when I'm back :)

    Nom! x

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    1. Thanks! Hope you're doing ok, sending you bug hugs. Look forward to seeing what you make but please don't feel you have to, I know you have a lot on your plate! x

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  11. These look delicious - I love Viennese Whirls (childhood favourite)! I'll have to try and think of something for Alphabakes but V is proving a hard letter unless it's a Vanilla something or other, LOL. :)

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    1. Thanks one of my favourites too :) V is definitely hard, the most difficult one yet!

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  12. Your whirls look great and a brilliant V for alpha bakes too. Other than vanilla, I haven't thought of anything yet.

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    1. Thanks! V is really hard, the most difficult letter so far. I've had a few thoughts but mainly vanilla :)

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  13. These are gorgeous. I am still thinking about V. Wanting to steer away from vanilla but then only thing I can think of his vegetables.Boring. Still time to think.

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    1. Thanks! These are a popular V too :) All I've got so far is vanilla and viennese whirls. Look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

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  14. Viennese whirls always make me feel nostalgic - they were definitely my favourite when I was young (around the time of queen Victoria's jubilee, I think). They do look really good.

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    1. Thanks they are my favourite too and I'm now wondering why I've never made them before!

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  15. Me again! I made them again after seeing your post and they were so much better this time...Ill link back to you when I post them :)

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    1. Ooh I can't wait to see yours! They are so delicious, aren't they? :)

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  16. How pretty! They look delicious.

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    1. Thanks they were delicious and addictive!

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  17. Aah, this is just my favourite... my FAVOURITE thing! My mother used to make them and it was always an "exciting day" when I'd come home from school and find she'd made these. Oh yeah, good times!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane BA - I need to try these myself sometime and re-live a bit of my childhood!

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    1. I'm glad this brought back good childhood memories - they are one of my favourites too and so easy to make at home!

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