Few fruits shout of a heady, hot summer as well as a ripe Turkish fig. Look for soft, unblemished fruit with plump derrieres, fit to burst – don’t squeeze though! You will be able to gauge softness just by cupping each fig gently in your palm. For a salty-sweet, fuss-free meal, try figs stuffed with blue cheese, walnuts and honey or, for teatime or pudding, a buttery fig crumble cake.

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