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.
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!
I’ll switch to a crumbly biscuit when it’s this light though. Real good.
Did I mention that I also replaced the traditional filling with banoffee? Yes, I did. These are Banoffee Biscuit Whirls.
Nothing fancy. Tinned Carnation caramel, a banana and my buttercream recipe.
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.
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!
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