Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Biscuits


I have recently been sharing a lot of my baking pictures with my three year old nephew for two main reasons; Firstly, every new picture I show him he gasps a bigger and better “Wooooow’ which makes me feel like I have created something out of this world 🙂 and secondly, it is great to hear the new and fantastic ideas that kids come up with which helps the adult imagination to find ways to fulfil these ideas in projects to come. As you know, I saw him on Saturday – without the Sugared Preztels (see previous post)… although I did share the pics 🙂 I told him I would make something really cool for him and that’s what inspired me to try this fun Mary Berry recipe. I rushed them a bit so they are not as neat as they could possibly be but the chocolate & vanilla compliment each other so well that you forget that they are a bit messy… Enjoy!


For the Vanilla Biscuit Mixture
– 50g softened butter
– 25g castor sugar
– 25g cornflour
– 50g plain flour
– 1/2 large egg
– a few drops of vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Biscuit Mixture
– 50g softened butter
– 25g caster sugar
– 25g corn flour
– 40g plain flour
– 1/2 egg
– 15g cocoa powder


1. Lightly grease a baking tray
2. Measure all the ingredients for the vanilla biscuit mixture into a bowl and mix to form a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes until firm.
3. Make the chocolate mixture in the same way, then wrap and chill.
4. On a highly floured surface, roll out both pieces of dough to rectangles about 25 x 18cm.
5. Place the vanilla biscuit dough on top of the chocolate dough and then roll up (tightly) the two together from the narrow edge.
6. Wrap in cling film and chill again for 30mins.
7. Preheat the oven to 180C.
8. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into slices and place on the prepared baking tray.

9. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20mins until the vanilla biscuit is golden in colour.
10. Lift onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

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