3 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, cold
3/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter and stir in raisins. Stir in buttermilk with fork and then use your hands to form a soft dough.
3. On a lightly floured surface, form dough into a 7" round circle, about 1.5" thick. Cut "X" across the top of the dough. Place onto baking sheet.
4. Bake 40-50 minutes until bread is golden brown, toothpick comes out clean, and is hallow sounding when tapped on the bottom. Serve warm with butter & jam!
To make your own buttermilk, add 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 1/2 cups milk. Let mixture sit 5-10 minutes before using.