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25Total Time
15Prep Time
10Bake Time

Cornish Fairings

21 Reviews

About the bake

These traditional buttery and crisp biscuits keep well in a tin for 3-4 days - if you can save them that long. If you're feeling super indulgent, why not try out our chocolate dipped cornish fairings recipe.

25Total Time
15Prep Time
10Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Step 5:

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


    • 100g Butter (unsalted) (room temperature)
    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tbsp Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
    • 175g Allinson's Self-Raising White Flour
    • 2 tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 0.5 tsp Mixed spice (ground)
    • 0.5 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
    • 0.5 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • Pinch Salt

Nutritional Information

per 20g
  • 105cal Energy
  • 4.7g Fat
  • 2.9g of which Saturates
  • 14g Carbohydrates
  • 7.4g of which Sugars
  • 1g Protein
  • 0.28g Salt

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