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Chocolate Viennese Whirls with Vanilla Buttercream & Blackcurrant Jam

Chocolate Viennese Whirls

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, Great British Bake Off is back. The whole country is watching, it seems. Last week, the bakers were given Viennese whirls as their technical challenge. Piping is the name of the game for these bakes and I hate piping. It was time for me to move outside of my comfort zone, however. Of course I had to do something a bit different, so I give you my Chocolate Viennese Whirls.

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Scandinavian Chocolate Cake aka Rye Bread and Blackcurrant Cake

Scandinavian Chocolate Cake aka Rye Bread & Blackcurrant Cake

I must be better. My baking mojo has returned and I almost leapt out of bed this morning thinking I’m going to bake that Scandinavian chocolate cake that’s been on my mind. I know January isn’t traditionally the time for indulgence, but because we were both ill, CT and I had quite an abstemious Christmas, so I feel justified in making and eating a few ‘naughty’ things.

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