Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Add shortening and rub in very lightly.
Add slowly enough milk to form stiff dough.
Roll out 1/4 inch thick on floured board, handling as little as possible.
Cut into squares and on each piece put one tablespoon of fig.
Brush edges of dough with cold milk.
Fold like envelope and press edges together.
Brush tops with egg beaten with one tablespoon milk and one teaspoon sugar.
Bake about 20 minutes in hot oven.