A general favourite for at least the last 100 years, but in particular a speciality given on the farms in Norfolk for shooting luncheons.
Roll out the pastry about
At a Cornish house where I used to go as a child, apple dumplings were served hot on a flat silver dish; the top of each had had a small hole cut in it just before serving and clotted cream spooned in, with a blob left on top. Into each blob was stuck a stoned date. This seemed to me the height of luxury. Ours at home were served plain with the cream separate.
©1975 The Estate of Elizabeth Ayrton