To Make Dough: Cream sugar and copha. Add eggs, vanilla and salt. Blend in flour and baking powder by hand. Knead dough until smooth and workable. Add milk to reach workable consistency. (This takes a while and you will get a workout, but you'll know when it's right.)
To Make Filling: Cut up figs, orange and apple into small pieces (It is easier to grind this way). Grind figs, raisins, orange and apple. If the mixture is too dry or thick, mix in up to 1 cup of water, if desired (I do not use the water, the juice from the apple and orange are enough).
The spices and chopped nuts are added to the ground fig mixture. After the fig mixture is ground, I sprinkle them in over the mixture and mix (knead) it in by hand. STICKY!
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
Roll out some dough fairly thinly. Put fig mixture in a line. Wrap dough over mixture, sealing figs inside dough. Trim to desired length using a diagonal cut. Make small diagonal slits in the sides of the biscuits. Bake on ungreased baking tray for 10-15 minutes.