My favourite types of recipes are those that have been passed down from generation to generation. The tried, tested and true babies that are found on ripped, stained, water-logged recipe cards. When I get my hands on them, I hold on forever. And that’s particularly true for this classic dish – a traditional Shea family recipe that’s well worth a taste! Oh, and there’s more St. Patty’s inspiration riiiight here!
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped butter
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Mix together all dry ingredients
- Add raisins & chopped butter
- Make well in center and add beaten egg. Slowly mix it in.
- Add buttermilk (or whole milk soured with a tablespoon of vinegar) The dough should be the consistency of thick mashed potatoes.
- Pour into greased & floured pan
- Bake at 325 for 45 min
- Have a pot of tea ready & enjoy!