Week 2 of the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 bake off. This week didn't go so well for me. My Viennese fingers were really delicate and lots of them snapped when i took them off the baking tray. I also had trouble piping them in straight lines. I could have added a bit more wet ingredients to the recipe so that they could be a bit easier to pipe because it was really hard to squeeze the lines out.
Recipe is below and a link to how they should look!
100g unsalted butter, softened
25g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
100g milk chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3
Tip the butter and sugar into the bowl of a freestanding mixer and beat until pale and light. Add the vanilla extract and mix again. Sift the flour, cornflour and baking powder into the bowl and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined
Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a medium star nozzle and pipe 10cm-long fingers onto the prepared baking tray. Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 10–15 minutes until pale golden
Remove from the oven and cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack until completely cold
Tip the milk chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt either in the microwave on a low setting or over a pan of barely simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth