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Viennese Whirls

You would not believe how much I love these biscuits - if I'm not careful, I could easily eat a whole batch in one sitting, I'm not even bothered if they're finished and covered in chocolate or not. There's something about the beautiful, light, melt-in-the-mouth texture that I just can't get enough of!

Needless to say, I don't make these too often, however, they were the subject of my live bakealong on Friday last week, so I had to include the recipe on my blog!



Viennese Whirls


200g butter, softened

50g icing sugar

2tsp vanilla bean paste

200g plain flour

2tsp cornflour

1/2 tsp baking powder

100g milk chocolate


1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (Gas Mark 4/Fan 160ºC)⁠

2. Cream the butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy.⁠

3. Add vanilla bean paste and mix well.⁠

4. Stir in the plain flour, cornflour and baking powder, until a thick paste forms.⁠

5. Fill a piping bag with an open star nozzle with the paste, and pipe onto a lined baking tray in shapes of your choice.⁠

6. Bake for 10-12 mins until pale golden.⁠ Leave on the tray to cool for a couple of minutes so they firm up; then move to cooling rack to cool completely.⁠

7. Melt the chocolate and dip the bottoms of the biscuits. Leave to set on a cooling rack.⁠


As ever, please don't forget to share your pictures of your bakes - I'm @misshelensbakes on Instagram and Twitter, and would love to see what you make!

Happy baking!

Miss Helen x


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