Cornish fairings

Cornish fairings

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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
1
Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°C fan/gas mark 1. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment
2
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
3
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
4
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes (you might need to do this in batches). Remove and let cool before eating
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