Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Cornish Farling Biscuits



The wind is howling and it feels very  November grey and miserable outside so I decided to entertain the little lady and make something delicious for the rest of the family after school.  

After making a yummy latte in my favourite Cath cup I was ready to begin cooking with a toddler...





This delicious and super quick and easy recipe was given  to me by my mum.  I have always called these little ginger biscuits "Cornish Farlings" because that is what she wrote at the top of the recipe, however I found out today (thank you google) they are actually known as "Cornish Fairings'.  Fairings being any item bought as a gift at a fair, edible or not.  Anyway history aside I decided to share it with all my lovely blog readers, and keep it as a handy reference to save me having to hunt for it in the future.

Find a helpful little girl and give her a bowl.

You will need these ingredients:

4oz Butter (but I always use marg)
1 tablespoon Golden Syrup
6oz Self Raising Flour 
Pinch of Bicarb of Soda
1 teaspoon of Ground Ginger
3 oz Caster Sugar 

(I always double or quadruple the amount but I  do have  lots of hungry children to feed!)


1. Heat marg and syrup in a pan over a low heat

Starts like this...













Looks like this very quickly




















2.Stir in sieved (I never bother) flour, bicarb, ginger & sugar  - Mix well


It looks a bit like this
3. Make small or large balls of mixture (keep to the same for each otherwise they don't cook well) and place on a greased baking tray.

4. Bake for around 10 minutes (until golden in colour) at 200 C or gas mark 5


5. Leave on a tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack 



Then return to your lovely cup of something delicious, feeling like a wonderful mother whilst trying not to eat them all!











Not forgetting the small child who needs a reward for all their 'help'.





What is your favourite biscuit recipe?  

3 comments:

  1. Oh I am going to try these - and all ingredients I generally have onhand at home! Yum!
    My favourite recipe is one my mum used to make when I was little - unfortunately, my own littlies don't fancy them all that much so I rarely make them anymore!
    xx

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  2. Ooh yummy, we had Cornish Fairings the other day. I've never been mad about them actually but dunked in tea .. that's another matter!!
    Happy weekend to you x

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  3. Hellooooo! I found you via Frugal Queen's blog! I love these biscuits and will try out your recipe

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