Melt in your mouth buttery shortbread, flavoured with freshly brewed espresso, sandwiched together with homemade butterscotch sauce and espresso buttercream. These delicate Viennese Whirls are full of flavour, quick and easy to make and taste absolutely divine. Once you try the flavours of coffee and butterscotch together, you’ll wonder where it has been all your life!
Coffee and butterscotch might seem like a somewhat odd combination when you first see it, but just think about it – the deep, richly bitter flavour of espresso combined with the rich, buttery, caramelly goodness of butterscotch? Starting to sound irresistable now? Trust me, it is! I first tried this combination in a milkshake from Ed’s Diners (it’s an American themed diner here in the UK, they’re pretty good) and you can combine any flavours together and one day I went with coffee and butterscotch – and boy am I glad I did! You guys, it’s sooooo good! I KNEW I needed to bake that drool worthy combo together ASAP. I circled through a lot of ideas before finally landing on these amazing Espresso and Butterscotch Viennese Whirls!
When the lovely Jhuls over at The Not So Creative Cook (don’t let the name fool you, she has lots of amazing, creative recipes) said she needed some guest posts for her blog while she was away, I jumped at the chance. Jhuls is one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of “meeting” and her blog is great, frankly I’m honoured to be featured on there
I knew I had to bring my baking A-game for her, so I decided to make one of my favourite ever treats. Viennese Whirls are great because they’re actually really easy to make but they’re delicate and tasty enough to be featured in a fancy French bakery, or just really impress your friends and family. Out of all the many things I have baked, these are my mum’s favourites. When I told her I would be making these again she was very distraught as she’s on a diet and has been doing really well! She couldn’t resist though and had one (or two!), I almost feel guilty haha!