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When St. Patrick’s Day day comes around, everyone tends to feel a little Irish.  Not everyone can drink pint after pint, but everyone can enjoy a classic Irish recipe.  This version is one our staff has enjoyed for the past few years on March 17th. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1/2 tspn. salt
1/2 cup sugar


1/2 tspn. baking soda
1/2 tspn. baking powder

1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup butter
1 tspn. caraway seed
1 egg 

Preparation :

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in butter, then add raisins and caraway seed. Break egg into a measuring cup and add enough buttermilk to equal 3/4 cup. Add the egg mixture to the flour. Mix until blended and knead dough. Shape into one large or two small rounds. Make a cross on top with a knife and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle lightly with sugar (if desired). Bake in a greased skillet, or on a greased cookie sheet, until golden (about 30 minutes).