Sift dry ingredients together.
Cut in butter or shortening.
Stir in orange peel and raisins.
Stir until blended.
Turn out onto a lightly floured board.
Knead eight or ten times, until dough will form into a round ball.
Pat or roll until 1/2-inch thick.
Cut into six pie-shaped pieces.
Put onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
Brush with melted butter, if allowed.
Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.
Serve hot (they can be reheated if made ahead).