Fig envelopes

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Shortening
¾ cup Milk
1 cup Cooked figs, chopped and well drained
1 Egg, well beaten

Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking powder, salt, and sugar.

Cut in shortening with 2 spatulas. Slowly add enough milk to form a soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured board. Roll in sheet ¼ inch thick. Cut in 4-inch squares. Place 2 tablespoons chopped figs on ½ of each. Moisten edges with cold milk. Fold. Press edges together. Brush tops with egg mixed with 1 tablespoon milk and 1 teaspoon sugar. Place on slightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (450 F) 20 minutes. 6 servings. The Household Searchlight

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