Cornish fairings


First published in 2021
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Spiced ginger biscuit with a moreish crunch. Cornish fairings; a holiday in Cornwall would not be the same without them. These crunchy biscuits have been made popular by Furniss and I have added desiccated coconut to mine, which gives a little more texture to the biscuit. Eaten straight from the oven they are chewy and when cooled are perfect for dunking into a strong cup of tea.




  • 60g of unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g of plain flour
  • 50g of desiccated coconut, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp of ground ginger
  • 60g of caster sugar
  • 75g of golden syrup
Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°C fan/gas mark 1. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment
Put the softened butter in a mixing bowl, then add all the dry ingredients except the sugar and mix together. Stir in the sugar and golden syrup
Roll pieces of the mixture into 20g (3/4 balls (about the size of a large grape) and place on the baking sheet. Make sure they are spaced well apart as they will spread out during cooking
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes (you might need to do this in batches). Remove and let cool before eating
First published in 2021
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