GBBO blog time! Although we are only two weeks in, competition in the tent is really heating up and this week’s themes were particularly challenging. The signature bake was centred around sandwich biscuits, the technical around fortune cookies and the show stopper involved creating a biscuit board game. From Tom’s coffee & amaretto kisses to James’ rhubarb and custard whirls, we saw varying levels of success with this week’s bakes. We also saw Steven crowned star baker and sadly, we had to say good bye to Chris as he left the show.
Here at baking time club, we felt especially inspired by the signature challenge this week and that’s why this week’s GBBO inspired blog is themed around sandwich biscuits. We have some modern creations as well as a couple of classics for you to feast your eyes upon this week.
Mint Chocolate Oreos
Photo Credit: The Recipe Rebel
First up on our list this week we have these mouth-watering homemade mint chocolate Oreos. With Oreos everywhere and being as popular as ever, sometimes it is nice to change things up a bit. These homemade mint Oreos do just that by replacing the normal vanilla filling with a sweet mint flavour to really get your taste buds tingling. If you aren’t a fan of mint , the flavour can be altered to suit your preference (although the green and black contrast does look especially cool).
Homemade Custard Creams
Photo Credit: Christina’s Cucina
Next on our list we have a British classic; the Custard Cream. For our friends across the pond and all over the globe these biscuits consist of a custard flavour outer biscuit and a vanilla filling. These biscuits melt in your mouth and are so delicious. This particular recipe serves 15 and can be made in around an hour and will go great at any tea party.
Espresso & Butterscotch Viennese Whirls
Photo Credit: Giraffes Can Bake
Third on our list we move slightly more up-market with these beautiful espresso & butterscotch Viennese whirls. The Viennese whirl is probably one of the most popular sandwich biscuits and by changing the recipe in this way gives them that something special. These delicate snacks can be made from start to finish in around 45 minutes and will go great with a hot drink on a cold day.
Hazelnut Shortbread & Salted Ganache Sandwich Cookies
Photo Credit: Vanilla & Bean
Next up we have these gorgeous hazelnut shortbread sandwich cookies with a salted ganache filling. These are slightly more refined than the other bakes on our list but by no means are they any less tasty. The flavour within the hazelnut cookies is really brought out by the slight salted flavour of the filling and will leave you craving more. This bake can be made from start to finish in around 45 minutes and makes the perfect autumn treat.
Home Made Bourbons
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To round off our list we have another British classic; the bourbon biscuit. Similarly, to the custard creams, these biscuits have been consumed in the UK for decades and can always be relied upon to help with a chocolate craving. This chocolatey treat is the easiest bake on the list and can be made in around 30 minutes and will go great in kid’s lunchboxes or as gift to a loved one.
For more sandwich biscuits check out our Pinterest board HERE.