Tuesday 15 July 2014

Time for a Recipe Tuesday ~ Cornish Fairings

Otherwise known as the easiest and quickest ginger biscuit you’ll ever make.


Fancy a biscuit with your cuppa, but the tin is empty. Only got twenty minutes to spare? That’s plenty of time to make these simple biscuits.

This recipe is from the collection in my very old exercise book, hence the ounces.

Cornish Fairings

3 oz butter or margarine

1 tbsp golden syrup

3 oz sugar

6 oz self raising flour

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 190 and grease a baking sheet.

Melt the butter/marg and syrup, in a pan, over a low heat.

Stir in the sugar, followed by the rest of the ingredients.

Put spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet.

Flatten slightly and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

Leave to cool and firm up a bit before removing to a cooling rack.

You’re done.

The mixture is quite stiff but don’t worry about that. It makes 16 biscuits. I like mine to be good and gingery, but you can halve the amount of spice, if you prefer. Enjoy.

It’s the perfect recipe, if you want to bake, but don’t have any eggs in the cupboard. Does that just happen to me? Would love to know, if you make them.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my desk, as is the custom around here on Wednesdays.


Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh lovely lovely, and you do make them sound easy...I will be trying them, no doubt!!

debs14 said...

They sound lovely. If I wasn't trying hard to be good with my Slimming World diet, I'd be trying them out tomorrow. Actually, it's weigh in tomorrow - maybe I will!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

These sound delicious! I will have to Google what our equivalent is for golden syrup. Pinning these for future reference!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Ok - I Googled it and it looks like our US substitute could be two parts light corn syrup and one part molasses but it wouldn't be totally the same. We might be able to find golden syrup at Trader Joe's or an import store. I'm going to keep my eyes open...

My not so simple life said...

Ohhhh i remember these :) Will add to my 'to bake' list lol

Sandra said...

It all sounded like something I wanted to try until I saw the word Ginger lol. Mind you I could try substitute it for something else, maybe cinnamon?

Anonymous said...

They sound really good. I'll have to look out for golden syrup.