Sunday, 8 January 2012

Week #1 of NEWrecipes52 ...

Here we are with the first of what I hope will be a weekly post about my chosen NEW recipe for the week. For this first week, I decided to keep things relatively simple and oh so very sweet!

If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you'll know I'm a HUGE fan of baking and in particular of baking cakes, biscuits and all sorts of yummy sweet treats. So I decided to try my hand at baking Melting Moments (also known as Viennese Whirls).

I was given The Great British Bake Off - How To Bake recipe book for Christmas and it was their recipe I followed (minus the red food colouring which I didn't think was necessary!)

These treats are definitely NOT for those who are watching their weight. They contain a LOT of butter (375g in total) and a fair amount of sugar too (125g caster sugar + 60g icing sugar). There are no eggs and virtually no liquid added, so the dough is very dry and it was pretty tough getting it piped into the distinctive whirl shapes. I think I may have made them a little too big because the recipe said I should be able to make 32 individual biscuits (16 paired treats) but I only managed to get 22 biscuits (11 pairs) out of the mixture.

After the biscuits were piped, I chilled them for 15-20minutes to allow the mixture to firm up.

Then they were popped into a pre-heated oven at 160 degree C for approximately 12 minutes, until they were lightly golden. Once cooked, I allowed them to cool slightly on the baking sheet, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, I applied the creamy filling to one half and seedless raspberry jam to the other.

Then it was just a case of sandwiching the two halves together and dusting with a little more icing sugar. Here's my finished treats ...

They are gorgeously crumbly and melt-in-the-mouth delicious! So my first NEWrecipes52 was a resounding success and I have a feeling I'm going to be making these Melting Moments again very soon!


threadbear said...

OMG they look scrummy! How is the book? Any good?

neat freak said...

I have 2 Linda Collister baking books, not cakes but breads and cakey breads i.e. banana and coconut cake/bread etc and I just love here recipes. These look totally delicious Sue (just wiping the dribble off of my chin here LOL).