Cookbook:Cornish fairing

Cornish fairings are traditional Cornish spiced biscuits with a real kick.




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F or Gas Mark 4).
  2. Sieve the flour, then rub in with the butter into a mixing bowl.
  3. Sieve the caster sugar, baking powder or bicarbonate of soda and spices - then mix.
  4. Add the syrup to the mixture, then stir in until it becomes a dough.
  5. Roll the dough out into little balls (about the size of a walnut).
  6. Place the balls on a baking tray, then bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Allow the fairings to cool for a few minutes on the cooling rack before serving.