Fig Envelopes - Just Fruit Recipes

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Fig Envelopes

2 c Flour
3 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
2 tb Sugar
2 ts Shortening
3/4 c Milk
1 c 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 1/4 inch thick. Cut in 4-inch squares. Place 2 tablespoons chopped figs on 1/2 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.

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