Delight your kids with these tasty and pretty bicuits. 


  • 150g (5oz) butter, softened

  • 110g (4oz) caster sugar

  • 1 egg

  • icing sugar, for dusting

  • for the vanilla swirl

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 0.25 tsp baking powder

  • 150g (5oz) plain flour

  • For the Chocolate Swirl

  • 35g (1¼oz) cocoa powder

  • 115g (4oz) plain flour

  • 0.25 tsp baking powder


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), Gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  • 2.

    Cream the butter with the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy, then beat in the egg.

  • 3.

    At this point, divide the mixture evenly between two bowls. There should be about 160g (51/2oz) mixture in each. Into the vanilla swirl bowl, add the vanilla extract, then sift in the flour and baking powder and mix to a soft dough.

  • 4.

    Into the other chocolate swirl bowl, sift the cocoa, flour and baking powder. Mix this to a soft dough as well.

  • 5.

    Dust two sheets of baking parchment with icing sugar (make sure you use enough so that the dough doesn't stick). Roll out each ball of dough on a different sheet of parchment, dusting the top with icing

  • 6.

    Sugar too, to a rectangle of 20 x 30cm (8 x 12in). Both rectangles need to be the same size.

  • 7.

    Slide the chocolate layer on to the vanilla layer evenly and, starting from the long 30cm (12in) end, roll tightly into a swirled log. Wrap in the paper and place in the fridge to chill for at least 15 minutes (they

  • 8.

    Can sit in the fridge for up to a week).

  • 9.

    Cut into slices about 7.5mm (1/3in) thick. Bake for 15 minutes until golden on the outside and just dry to the touch. Transfer carefully to a wire rack to cool.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 266kj
  • Fat Total 13g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 34g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 27mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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