Ooooops I did it again ! This weeks Great British Bake Off was Biscuit week – How hard could a biscuit bake actually be ? As we watched the contestants tackle iced biscuits – surely a doddle ? Then onto Mary’s Viennese Whirls … followed by a ginger biscuit structure of epic proportions ! We gasped as biscuits tumbled to the floor , as time ran out , as the elusive snap was more of a rip … we held our breath as the whirls disintegrated into smooth velveteen crumbs of buttery deliciousnes … we all cried with dismay as ginger constructions collapsed and snapped … I was fair exhausted by the end of the show !!
I had originally intended to make a batch of vanilla cookies and ice them with artistic flair however I decided to embrace the technical challenge once again ! I have never attempted a viennese finger so a whirl might just be the ending of me !! I used Mary’s recipe as why tamper with the best ?? And the results … well catastrophic actually !!! The dough was that short that it crumbled beyond recognition – tasted blimmin gorgeous , so silky and buttery and delicious ! But looked an absolute horror … I managed to salvage 2 fully constructed whirls !! The rest of the biscuits were put in a tub and devoured without an ounce of respect !!!
So I say to you all – never underestimate the humble biccie ! Respect the whirl !!! Its a technical feat which yet again beat this baker !!! Next week I’m having it – I promise you !!!
I have joined in with Week 2 of The Great Bloggers Bake Off – you can join in too here with Mummy Mishaps
You can join in more baking fun with Tesco who kindly sponsored my bake this week ! Many thanks … Go visit their baking pages here