Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening 'till size of course crumbs. (add bacon or cheese if desired). Add milk (1/2 orange juice and 1/2 milk, if making orange buscuits) ALL AT ONCE. Stir 'till dough follows fork around bowl. Knead 15 sec. *Pat or roll to 1/2" thick (add orange sugar if desired). Cut. (I had a buscuit cutter, uptown!!) or with a glass turned upside down). Bake as above.
*BUTTERSCOTCH: Roll out to 1/8" thick, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts (and raisins if desired). Roll as for jelly roll. Slice 1/2 thick, place on cookie sheet. Bake as above. Watch so they don't burn!
*ICING: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 TBSP milk, 1 TBSP vanilla. Mix until smooth. Ice buscuits...YUMMM