Monday, 5 September 2016

Millionaires Viennese Whirls #GBBOBloggers 2016 Week 2

The Great British Bake Off is back which means every week I will be joining in with many other talented bloggers in the #GBBOBloggers2016, hosted by the lovely Jenny at Mummy Mishaps.  Join us as we attempt to put our own spin on the weekly Bake Off theme. I was so sorry to miss the first week as cake week is one of my favourites but you can see my last year’s attempt here Black Forest Muffins.

Week 2 is biscuit week and this year I have attempted to put my own spin on the technical challenge which is Viennese Whirls.  My husband is a big lover of Millionaire's Shortbread and with this in mind it was quite easy to adapt the decoration of the Viennese Whirls.  I did not return from my holidays until Saturday and therefore this recipe has been rather rushed hence they are not as nice looking as I would have liked. Last year for Biscuit Week I completed the Showstopper and won Star Baker for my Biscuits Galore in a Box.

Millionaire Viennese Whirls
For the biscuits (I used Mary’s recipe)
250g soft unsalted butter
50g icing sugar
225g plain flour
25g cornflour
For the filling
100g soft unsalted butter
200g icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
1 tin of caramel condensed milk
1 Bar of milk chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 190c/Fan or 170c. Line 3 baking sheets with baking parchment and draw 8 x 4cm circles on each sheet, once done turn the sheets over so that they are pencil side down.
  2. Mix the butter and icing sugar until pale and fluffy, then sieve in the plain flour and cornflour and mix well.
  3. Put the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a rosette nozzle and pipe rosettes in the circle diameters you have drawn on the baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the centre of the oven for around 15 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  6. For the filling mix the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence and fill the piping bag.
  7. To sandwich my Viennese Whirls I put a spoonful of Caramel Condensed Milk and then piped a rosette of the buttercream before putting the top on.
  8. To finish off, I dipped one side of the Viennese Whirl in melted chocolate. 

Next week is bread week which I always find difficult, but hopefully with the help of my new Nutri Ninja Kitchen System I will produce something worth eating. Now it is time to catch up on visiting the other bloggers who are taking part. Happy Baking. x

Mummy Mishaps


  1. knowing how much I love millionaires shortbread, I can just imagine how well this worked using a viennese whirl! how delicious! You did so well to manage to squeeze this bake in and link up in time Cathy - thank you xx #GBBOBloggers2016 x

  2. These look stunning - I love the idea of a millionaire's shortbread whirl!

  3. Another great variation these look really yummy

  4. I love the sound of your variation on these. I bet they were really yummy!

  5. That looks fab! I've been meaning to watch but haven't had the chance to watch The Great British bake off this season yet.

  6. These look so good - definitely time for a tea and biscuit break after reading this, I think! :D

  7. These look deliscous i love viennese whirls

  8. They look absolutely divine!

  9. I never watch GBBO, everyone raves about it so I probably should watch it xx

  10. Oh wow, these look amazing. I wish you could pass me one or 2 through the computer!! I could just eat one now with my cup of tea :)

  11. These look yummy. I need to watch this GBBO show.

  12. Oh my days! Why do I have to be on a diet!
    These look amazing :)

  13. Don't they look amazing, what a super idea.

  14. Oh my goodness, my tummy is rumbling now

  15. It is such a good job I cannot reach through my screen right now!

  16. Wow they look so delicious, thanks for the receipe. Great post! x