|Dried figs||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs), sifted|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Baking powder||4 Teaspoon|
|Orange rind||1 Teaspoon, grated|
|Milk||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cover figs with boiling water; let stand for 10 minutes.
Drain and dry figs; cut into thin slices.
Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together; cut in shortening until mixture re- sembles coarse cornmeal.
Mix orange rind, egg and milk; add to dry ingredients.
Stir until just blended; stir in figs.
Pour into greased and paper-lined 9 x 5 x 3-inch pan.
Bake for about 1 hour or until browned.