Perfect for a tea party, these dainty tart shells are filled with a delicious mixture of chopped figs, citron peel, brown sugar, egg, raisins and nuts. After an hour in the oven, they ‘re ready to serve with a dab of whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg on top.

Perfect for a tea party, these dainty tart shells are filled with a delicious mixture of chopped figs, citron peel, brown sugar, egg, raisins and nuts. After an hour in the oven, they ‘re ready to serve with a dab of whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg on top.

My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That’s the only way I cook today – I don’t use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.

My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That’s the only way I cook today – I don’t use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.