BREEDON BAKE OFF

Everyone coming to Summer Sunday is invited to enter our bake off competition which will be judged by the lovely ladies from Breedon WI. There will be two competitions, one for adults and one for children aged 12 years and younger. The WI are inviting adults to bake Viennese Whirls and the recipe can be found below whilst children should use the recipe for Raisin Flapjacks.

Ingredients for Viennese Whirls

  • 175 g (6oz) unsalted butter
  • 40 g (1 ½oz) icing sugar
  • 175 g (6oz) plain flour
  • 40 g (1 ½oz) cornflour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Into a mixing bowl, add butter, icing sugar, plain flour, cornflour and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Chill mixture for 15min.
  2. Prepare a piping bag with a large star nozzle and put in a jug to hold steady. Spoon biscuit mix into piping bag and twist top to secure bag and push mixture to bottom.
  3. Line baking sheet with baking parchment. Make rounds by piping in a spiral shape, from centre outwards, to about 6.5cm (2½in) in diameter.
  4. Bake at 180°C (160°C fan) mark 4 for 12-15min until biscuits look pale golden and feel firm. Leave to cool completely on tray.

Can you please bring along your three best Viennese Whirls on a small paper plate and leave them in the WI tent for tasting. Anyone brave enough to see if you can meet their high standards?

For the junior bakers - age 12 years and under on the day

Ingredients for Raisin Flapjacks

  • 250g Porridge Oats
  • 70 grams of raisins
  • 125g butter
  • 60 g demerara sugar
  • 1 TBS golden syrup
  • 1 tsp salt

Oven setting 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4
Grease shallow oblong tin 18 x 28 cm / 7 x 11 inches

Method

  1. Melt butter, sugar and syrup together, over a very low heat
  2. Stir them together with a wooden spoon
  3. Take the pan off the heat, add oats, raisins and salt to the mixture and stir well
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking tin, press it down and bake for 20 minutes
  5. Cut the flapjacks into squares
  6. When they are cool take out of the baking tin

Store in a biscuit tin

Can you please bring along your three best raisin flapjacks on a small paper plate and leave them in the WI tent for tasting.