Cornish fairings

A guest recipe by Baking Mad
Preparation time:
15 mins
Cooking time:
10 mins

These traditional buttery and crisp biscuits keep well in a tin for 3-4 days – if you can save them that long.

Ingredients checklist


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment

Step 2

Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat

Step 3

Sift the flour, ginger, mixed spice, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt together into a bowl, then tip in the melted butter mixture and gently stir to form a smooth dough

Step 4

Place heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to baking sheets, about 3cm apart to allow room for them to spread. Flatten slightly with a knife

Step 5

Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool and harden on the baking tray for 10 minutes before cooling

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