Cornish Fairings



Cornish Fairings are a traditional sweet and spicy ginger biscuit from Cornwall, UK

Cornish Fairings on cooling rack

These traditional Cornish Fairings are the perfect biscuit for dunking in your cup of tea. Lightly spiced, gingery biscuits that are crisp on the outside and meltingly chewy on the inside. This recipe is an adaption of one my grandmother used to make.



WHY ARE THEY CALLED CORNISH FAIRINGS?

Popular in Cornwall for well over a century, Cornish Fairings were commonly bought by men at Whitsuntide fairs to be enjoyed with their sweethearts. They became popular nationwide when a local Cornish manufacturer Furniss started selling them by mail order in 1886. They still make and sell them today!

Cornish Fairings

WHAT ARE CORNISH FAIRINGS FLAVOURED WITH?

Cornish Fairings are sweet and spicy ginger biscuits made with flour, butter and caster sugar, together with dried ginger, mixed spice and golden syrup. They sometimes also contain cinnamon. The biscuits are created by mixing the dry ingredients with the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then adding the sugar and syrup before forming the dough into biscuits.

Cornish Fairings



The dough is quite dry in order to create that crispness but you need to add enough golden syrup to form a dough.

Cornish Fairings Biscuit Dough

Walnut sized pieces can be then rolled into balls and placed on a baking sheet ready for baking in the oven.

CAN YOU FREEZE CORNISH FAIRINGS?

Cornish Fairings can be frozen although you will lose the crispness slightly. The taste is still amazing though.

Cornish Fairings


NUTRITION INFORMATION





GOLDEN SYRUP AND OAT COOKIES

A quick and easy egg free cookie recipe. These golden syrup and oat cookies are sweetened with syrup which gives them a lovely chewy texture.

Golden syrup and oat cookies

CORNISH FAIRINGS


Cornish Fairings
Biscuits, Cookies
Baking
Yield: 24

Cornish Fairings

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins
A traditional spiced ginger biscuit from Cornwall

ingredients:

  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 2 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 3 TSP Ground Ginger
  • 2 TSP Mixed Spice
  • 120g Butter, cubed
  • 120g Caster Sugar, cubed
  • 6 heaped TBSP Golden Syrup

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c (160°fan) and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and mixed spice into a large bowl.
  3. Rub in the cubed butter using your hands until you get fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the caster sugar and give it a good mix with a spoon.
  5. Finally, stir in the golden syrup and mix in with your hands until a dough forms. The dough needs to come together but not be too soft.
  6. Take walnut size pieces of the dough and roll them into balls and place on the baking sheets, spaced well apart.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Let  them cool slightly before removing to a cooling rack.

NOTES:

Calories and nutrition are for 1 biscuit
calories
110
fat (grams)
4.2
sat. fat (grams)
2.6
carbs (grams)
17.6
protein (grams)
1
sugar (grams)
10.1


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Easy Nutella Brownies



An easy Nutella Brownie recipe made with chocolate hazelnut spread. The brownies are rich and chocolatey in taste with a soft, fudgy and dense texture. The perfect brownie!

Easy Nutella brownies cut into squares
These easy Nutella Brownies taste incredible, with a rich chocolate taste and a hint of hazelnut thanks to the Nutella spread! Not only that, but one bite of these brownies and you wont believe how easy they are to make!


WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT BROWNIE?

Brownies are best when they are dense and fudgy with a rich intense chocolate taste. The Nutella spread really helps to achieve this texture and flavour. The very top however, should have a nice thin crispness, making cutting easier. 

Nutella Brownie with a bite taken out of it


TOP TIPS FOR MAKING NUTELLA BROWNIES

  • Don't over bake the brownies, otherwise they will lose their dense fudgy texture. Keep checking the brownies so this doesn't happen. I suggest checking every few minutes after 35 minutes in the oven.
  • Add a handful of chopped hazelnuts for added texture and crunch. Some raisins would give the brownies a lovely fruity contrast too.
  • Feel free to replace the Nutella with any brand of chocolate hazelnut spread.

Easy Nutella Brownies cut into squares

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Easy Nutella Brownies

STEP BY STEP EASY NUTELLA BROWNIES

Chocolate and Butter
Place the chocolate pieces and butter in a microwaveable bowl and heat in the microwave until melted. I usually heat in 20 second bursts, stirring in between in order to avoid burning the chocolate.

Melted chocolate and butter

Let the melted chocolate mixture cool slightly before beating in the Nutella spread. Make sure it's all combined thoroughly.

Nutella added to the Nutella Brownie mix


In another bowl whisk the eggs and sugar for 3 minutes until you have a pale light mixture, then stir this into the melted chocolate mix. Add the vanilla extract at this point as well.

Egg mixture poured into melted chocolate

Next, weigh the flour and cocoa out in a bowl. There is no need to sift the flour for brownies as they should be dense and fudgy and not light and airy.

Flour and Cocoa Powder


Stir the flour and cocoa into the brownie mix, making sure there are no visible signs of the flour left.

Flour and cocoa mixed into the Nutella Brownie batter

Pour the brownie batter into a prepared 20cm square tin and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes. I suggest checking after 35 minutes.

Nutella brownie batter in the tin ready for cooking
Once the brownies are out of the oven let them cool completely before cutting into squares.

Cooled Nutella brownies cut into squares




CAN YOU FREEZE THE NUTELLA BROWNIES?

Brownies freeze really well, so why not make a double batch and freeze half for another day? To freeze the Easy Nutella Brownies cool the cooked brownies in the tin but DO NOT cut into squares. When cool, wrap the brownie in a layer of clingfilm then foil and place in the freezer for up to three months. Take out of the freezer to defrost 24 hours before you need them. Sometimes it's easier to cut them into squares when they are still a little bit frozen.


DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE BROWNIES

If you like brownies with a really gooey middle then these dark chocolate orange brownies are perfect.

Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies


OTHER BROWNIE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Oreo Brownies from Fab Food 4 All
Wholegrain Dark Chocolate Brownies from A Mummy Too
Mini Egg Brownies from Easy Peasy Foodie
Biscoff Swirl Brownies from Jam and Clotted Cream

EASY NUTELLA BROWNIES


Easy Nutella Brownies
Brownies
Baking
Yield: 12

Easy Nutella Brownies

prep time: 15 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 60 mins
An easy Nutella Brownie recipe made with the famous chocolate nut spread. The brownies are soft and fudgy in the middle and crisp on top

ingredients:

  • 100g Milk Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 200g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 170g Butter, cubed
  • 150g Nutella
  • 245g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs and 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 25g Cocoa Powder

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°c (150°fan) and line a 20 cm square baking tin with baking paper.
  2. Place the milk chocolate, dark chocolate and butter in a microwaveable bowl and heat in short bursts until it's melted (20 seconds and stir - repeat until melted).
  3. Let the melted chocolate mixture cool slightly then beat in the Nutella spread.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs using an electric whisk for 3 minutes.
  5. Mix the egg mixture and vanilla extract into the chocolate mixture until combined.
  6. Beat in the flour and cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour the brownie batter into the tin and bake for about 45 minutes. Start checking after 35 minutes. It should still have a slight wobble on top.
  8. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting into squares.

NOTES:

Calories and nutrition for 1 brownie
calories
436
fat (grams)
24.4
sat. fat (grams)
16.7
carbs (grams)
50.7
protein (grams)
5.8
sugar (grams)
40.3

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