Food & Drink, kitchen, Recipe

Viennese whirls – joining in with the Great British Bake Off


Viennese WhirlsWe greet the return of the TV show The Great British Bake Off each year with giddy delight. We love it but we are rarely organised enough to join in the way so many of our friends do.

Each year we marvel at the stories of our friend who bake with their kids each Wednesday night and then they all sit down to watch the show with cookies or scones.

This week was the first time we’ve been organised enough to join in with the fun and I made Viennese Whirls, which were this week’s star bake.

If you haven’t watched the show before, jump onto the BBC iplayer and have a watch.

So here is the recipe for my Viennese Whirls. Unfortunately it makes for about 18 biscuits packed with jam and buttercream, too much for Kate and I to eat alone, but not to fear, the ladies in my office were happy to help.

Viennese Whirls


For the biscuits

  • 250g soft butter
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g corn flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

For the filling

  • 100g soft butter
  • 200g  icing sugar
  • ½ tsp  vanilla extract
  • some raspberry jam




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