Moran’s Blackcurrant & Guinness Jam Viennese Whirls

- Recipe by Shane Smith -


This recipe takes 25 minutes to prep and the only about 13-15 minutes for the biscuits to bake. Using some quality local produce, it's well worth the effort. Go on, give it a whirl!


(Makes 24 biscuits or 12 sandwiches)

For the biscuits

250g very soft butter

50g icing sugar

A dash of vanilla essence

225g plain flour

25g cornflour

For the filling

150g Moran’s Blackcurrant & Guinness Jam

150g unsalted butter

A dash of vanilla essence

150g icing sugar


Preheat your oven to 190C/170C fan.

Line two baking trays with parchment paper, set aside.

In a bowl, cream the butter, vanilla and icing sugar together until pale and soft.

To this add the sieved flour and cornflour, mix well.

Spoon the batter into a piping bag fitted with a medium star shaped nozzle and pipe 12 biscuits on each tray.

Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Remove and allow to cool.

For the filling, in a bowl, cream the butter, vanilla and icing sugar until soft and smooth.

Place this into a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle.

To assemble, pipe a circle of buttercream on the flat side of 12 of the biscuits, leaving space in the centre for the jam.

Spoon some Moran’s Blackcurrant & Guinness Jam into the centre and sandwich with another biscuit. Enjoy.


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