Soaked tapioca and butter make a good substitute for suet in boiled pudding crust. Pare and core a large apple for each dumpling required. Fill the centre with a clove, a little sugar and a bit of butter. Cover with paste, tie in a floured cloth, and boil thirty to forty minutes. For the crust use as much soaked tapioca and butter in equal parts as you would have used of suet.

Stewed Tomatoes.l - Skin one pound tomatoes by blanching in boiling water for five minutes; then put them into a stewpan (earthenware for choice) with two lumps of sugar, a bit of butter the size of a walnut, and a little salt. No water. Stew them in their own juice gently for twenty minutes.