Roast Shoulder of Lamb Stuffed with Fig Balls

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Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

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I discovered fig balls at that wonderful emporium Valvonna and Crolla, in Edinburgh, described by Elizabeth David as the best Italian delicatessen in Great Britain. I assure you, nothing’s changed. Fig balls are traditional for Christmas in Italy. The figs are formed into balls and roasted slowly, then wrapped in vine leaves. I buy a whole lot at Christmas to last me. The taste and texture is rich and sensuo