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Bake Off Make Off Week 2- Banoffee Biscuit Whirls

Date - 1st September 2016 / Author - Billie / Category - Bake Off Make Off, Recipes

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Week 2 was potentially the most British week of Great British Bake Off going. Biscuits.

Is there anything else we enjoy much more than a good biscuit with a cup of tea? The only thing we might enjoy more is an entire packet of biscuits with a pint of tea.

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The 3 challenges this week included iced biscuits, which aren’t easy. There are certain people within our confectionary world who nail iced biscuits day after day. Looking at you Sweetambs and You Can Call Me Sweetie. These are the Cookie Queens and you have to check their pages if you don’t know them already!

The technical challenge this week was Viennese Whirls. Yuuuuuuuum. Haven’t had one of those in years! Totally disappointed in myself.

Banoffee Biscuit Whirls were my way of making it up to myself.

Banoffee 7

The showstopper was just as mean as last week’s. A gingerbread structure with a billion separate characters. Nasty Paul and Mary.

I chose to have a go at Viennese Whirls because, thus far, I’ve only had Mr Kipling. He’s always done a fine job so I haven’t needed to stray.

Now I’ve had an excuse to stray and I will probably never bother with another shop bought viennese whirl again. This recipe is PERFECT! The lightest, most crumbly, delectable biscuit I’ve ever had.

I’m normally a soft cookie kinda gal. You know, so soft that it bends, it doesn’t break. Those are my faves!

Banoffee Whirls 2

I’ll switch to a crumbly biscuit when it’s this light though. Real good.

Banoffee Whirls 3

Did I mention that I also replaced the traditional filling with banoffee? Yes, I did. These are Banoffee Biscuit Whirls.

Banoffee Whirls 4

Nothing fancy. Tinned Carnation caramel, a banana and my buttercream recipe.

Banoffee Whirls 5

You have to try these in one form or another. If you don’t like banoffee then fill them with different flavour jams or curds, even Nutella! I’m pretty sure most things would go in a lovely, light biscuit like this.

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Don’t dip them in soup or wine like in the old days. Gag. What a waste of a biscuit! What were they thinking? Thank God tea came to save the day!

If you make these, please send me photos, I want to see! Let me know if you try any different flavours too!

Billie xx

Bake Off Make Off- Banoffee Biscuit Whirls
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 biscuits 30 minutes
Cook Time
13 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 biscuits 30 minutes
Cook Time
13 minutes
Bake Off Make Off- Banoffee Biscuit Whirls
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 biscuits 30 minutes
Cook Time
13 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 biscuits 30 minutes
Cook Time
13 minutes
  • 250 g soft butter
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 25 g cornflour
  • 100 g butter
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tin caramel
  1. Draw 24 circles onto 3 sheets of greaseproof (8 on each sheet). I used a 4cm circle cutter to draw around. Preheat oven to 160C fan.
  2. Mix butter and icing sugar together until very pale and light.
  3. Add flour and cornflour and mix until soft and easy to pipe.
  4. Use a piping bag and a metal star nozzle to pipe swirls of the mix inside each circle.
  5. Bake for 13 minutes or until the biscuits are a golden colour.
  6. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla together until very pale and fluffy.
  1. Add a tsp of caramel to half of your biscuits and spread out with a palette knife.
  2. Slice a banana and add a slice to the middle of the caramel layers.
  3. Use a metal star nozzle in a piping bag to pipe a ring of buttercream around the banana.
  4. Add a biscuit lid.
  5. Sprinkle cocoa powder and icing sugar over the tops of the biscuits.
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