|Dried figs||1 Pound|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ginger root piece||1 Large|
|Cream||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Wash the figs and clip off the stems. Add cold water to cover, two tablespoons lemon juice and one tablespoon very thinly sliced lemon rind.
2. Add the ginger root and bring mixture to a boil. Boil until the figs are puffed and soft, or twenty to thirty minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid. Place the figs in a serving dish.
3. Measure the liquid and return it to the saucepan. Add half as much sugar as liquid and simmer until syrupy. Add one tablespoon lemon juice and four slices of lemon.
4. Pour the syrup over the figs, chill