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Had a wonderful evening catering for the Army Benevolent Fund inside the ruins of Lady Jane Grey’s house in Bradgate Park. As the evening arrived the Army band played and we served our Tudor inspired canapés. We made mini versions of this Ember Day tart – a vegetarian dish eaten on fasting days throughout medieval and Tudor times. This is my version and is similar to our modern day quiche – onions, cream, cheese, eggs in a pastry shell but added are some fabulous spices (think North African spices we use today – cinnamon, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, pepper) and lots of freshly chopped flat leaf parsley. The secret medieval ingredient though has to be the raisins! Click on Forgotten food for my historical food blog and recipes.