#26 Viennese Fingers {Baking Bible Challenge}

I thought I’d get this week off to a good start by tackling bake number 26 of my Baking Bible Challenge; so today I chose to make Viennese Fingers.

In the interest of honesty, these photos show the best of the bunch! I will admit that I did not have the correct size piping nozzle, so the first tray ended up looking more like twiglets than classy Viennese Fingers!

I managed to fatten the piping up for the second tray, but they still aren’t quite right, so I will be making these again once I have a bigger nozzle. They still tasted good! Very buttery and melt-in-the-mouth delicious. But don’t take my word for it – make them for yourself!

Ingredients (makes 20)

100g butter
25g icing sugar
100g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
50g plain chocolate

My method

1. I pre-heated my fan oven to 170c then lined two baking trays with reusable non-stick baking sheet.

2. I softened my butter in the microwave then added to a bowl with the icing sugar and beat the two together using my Kenwood Chef until light and fluffy.

3. Next I added the flour and baking powder and beat again until well combined.

4. Fit a disposable piping bag with a medium star nozzle. I spooned the mixture into the piping bag and piped finger shapes approximately 7cm long.

5. I baked in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes and once cooked transferred to a cooling rack using a palette knife.

6.  I melted the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. I dipped each end of the fingers into the chocolate and then returned to the cooling rack to set. Be warned, you may have to prise them off!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Morna Piper
    February 23, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you so much for posting honest baking photos! My baking usually tastes OK but it rarely looks good! Your photos were still lovely even if the biscuits didn't turn out quite as they were supposed to.

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    February 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    You're welcome! It is really tricky to make some foods look appealing in photographs isn't it? I'd definitely like to give these another go, and I'll update the post when I do. Thanks for stopping by and commenting πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Vickie Rich
    February 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I think they look delicious and if you hadn't mentioned about the nozzle I'd never have noticed. I might give these a go on a morning that Bubs is in preschool as I suspect I'd need to concentrate more than I usually do when baking.

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    February 25, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks Vickie, you're very kind. Did you try them in the end? I think I could get quite into piping my biscuit mixture once I have the correct size of nozzle!

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