2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp sugar,divided
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
2 tbsp of soft butter or margarine
1/8 tsp ground mace or nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp shredded orange peel
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 to 2 tbsp orange juice
Combine flour,baking powder,2 tsp sugar,salt and cream of tarter in a mixing bowl; cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs.Add milk ans stir until a soft dough is formed. Shape into ball and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently and pat or roll into a 9×18 rectangle.
Spread 2 tbsp soft butter on dough. Mix 1/4 cup sugar,mace and 1/2 tsp orange peel;sprinkle mixture over buttered dough. Beginning at the 9 inch edge, roll like a jelly roll; seal end. Cut into eight slices,about 1 inch thick.
Bake at 375 oven for 25 minutes. Combine 1 tsp orange peel,confectioners sugar and enough orange juice to make a soft icing. Drizzle over warm biscuits.
recipe came from Morning Fires,Evening Lights The Marlboro Country Cookbook