At last I have found time to sit down and write something for my blog. I have loads to do at the moment and I really need to spend some time writing for the website and blog which I am going to put my heart and soul into this year. My website is definitely needing a major overhaul to get it where I want it to be. I have been placing recipes in “foodgawker” and “tastespotting” with the hope of having one published. Fingers crossed on that one. My recipe book seems to have taken a back seat over Christmas but that is about to change.

I have decided to use “yummly” on my blog so I will see how it looks. My tester recipe for this is Viennese Whirls. These Viennese Whirls are light and airy but very yummy. I have tried making these with different buttercreams as a filling such as coffee and chocolate as well as changing the flavour of the cookie. The lemon flavoured cookies with lemon curd filling are delicious.

[lt_recipe name=”Viennese Whirls” servings=”12″ prep_time=”15M” cook_time=”15M” total_time=”30M” difficulty=”Intermediate” print=”yes” summary=”Nutritionally, one cookie contains 130 calories, 7.8g total fat (10% daily total fat), 14.2g total carbohydrate (5% daily total carbohydrate), 0.3g fibre (1% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).”  image=”” ingredients=”4oz butter;1oz icing sugar;4oz plain flour;0.25 tsp baking powder;jam for filling;” ]Preheat oven to gas 5.;Line a baking tray.;Weigh all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together to form a dough.;Transfer to a piping bag and nozzle.;Pipe swirls of same size onto the tray.;Bake for 10-15 minutes until they turn a pale golden brown.;Allow to cool before filling with jam and dusting with icing sugar. ;;[/lt_recipe]