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Best Viennese Whirls recipe

Viennese whirls recipe

Viennese Whirls recipe

How to make Viennese Whirls recipe : These elegant, buttery Viennese Whirls biscuits might look extra impressive but they’re surprisingly easy to make. Dip in chocolate for an extra sweet treat

Where Are Viennese Whirls From?

Whilst you may think this Viennese Whirls recipe come from Austria, they actually originate from England. However, the inspiration for their shape comes from the pastries of Vienna, hence the name.

They’re commonly piped into round swirls and sandwiched together with buttercreamand jam, popularized by Mr Kipling in the UK. (I sure enjoyed them sitting around my Grandparents’ kitchen table!)

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To make these Viennese whirls recipe, you will need :

  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam

How to make Viennese Whirls recipe :

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C/355F (standard) or 160C/340F (fan-forced/convection). Grease and line two large baking trays with baking paper.

In the large bowl of an electric stand mixer, add butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat together on medium speed for 2 minutes or until very pale and fluffy.

Sift over the flour and cornflour. Use the paddle attachment of your mixer to stir the mixture together until a very soft dough forms. Prepare a large piping bag with a star-tipped nozzle.

Scrape approximately 1/3 of the dough into the piping bag and twist the top of the bag to secure.

Step 2

On the prepared baking trays, pipe a small spiral. Tip: start from the outside of the spiral and work your way inward, then pull the piping bag upward to create the ‘tip’ of the whirl.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all the whirls have been piped. Bake for 10 minutes or until no raw dough is visible and/or the whirls are very lightly golden around the edges. Allow to cool completely.

In the large bowl of an electric stand mixer (or using a hand-held mixer), add butter, sugar, vanilla and milk.

Beat together on medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until pale and creamy. Choose two cookie of a similar size. Spread 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam onto one cookie. Spread or pipe buttercream onto the other cookie.

Sandwich together. Repeat for all Viennese Whirls cookies.

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