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1 pound all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
pinch salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup golden raisins
1 egg, beaten
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. In a bowl, sift together the flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt.

2. With your hands, mix in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3. Add the sugar and the raisins and mix thoroughly.

4. Add the egg and the buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon. If the dough is very wet and difficult to handle pat some flour on your hands and coat the dough with a little flour and knead lightly.

5. Shape the dough into a circle of 3 inches thickness and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet. With a knife mark a cross in the top of the dough.

6. Bake for 55 minutes until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when thumped.