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!
Despite their name, these do not actually come from Vienna or anywhere in Austria, they’re British! I don’t know why they’re called Viennese Whirls, perhaps the baker who invented them wanted to make them sound more exotic and fancy! They don’t need a fancy name to make me want to eat an entire batch in one sitting, that’s for sure!
Viennese Whirls are made up of the softest, most buttery shortbread you will ever eat! It literally melts in your mouth! They then have smooth vanilla buttercream and yummy jam sandwiched in between two of these delightfully delicate biscuits. They’re great for a fancy tea party or just with your mid morning cup of tea! Viennese Whirls come in two forms, the other way is just the biscuits dipped in chocolate – I much prefer this way!
Do head on over to see Jhuls to get this fabulous recipe (life’s too short for modesty!), you won’t regret it, trust me!
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