Biggy has tried to ban me from baking – he blames me for his high cholesterol, I reply there is such a thing as portion control, and what about the large bowl of ice cream he eats several times a week… anyway, we were off to Goodwood with some friends on Sunday so I had a good excuse to bake something Saturday evening and I attempted some Viennese Fingers.

viennese fingers

I have quite alot of cookery books, not to mention my piles of food magazines and folders of cut out recipes. But that won’t stop me picking up a few more cookery books everytime I visit the library, and if I really like it, on my amazon wishlist it goes, and this week I brought home one called Commonsense Baking, and it is brilliant, loads of cakes and biscuits I want to try, and I started with the Viennese Fingers.

vienesse fingers

I got to practise my piping and I made much less mess that I did the last time, although they weren’t very consistent, some thin, some fat.

viennese fingers

They did come out lovely and soft and crumbly like they were supposed to.

viennese fingers

There were a few casualties when I dipped them in the chocolate, they were just so delicate and crumbly, but I just used some chocolate to glue them back together.

viennese fingers

I was quite proud of my little biscuits.