Mar 122018

Matt Murphy was the chef of the now closed Irish House. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to share two Irish dishes.

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

2 teaspoons Powdered Sugar

1 stick Butter, divided

1 cup Raisins

1 cup Buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375℉. Butter and flour a baking sheet and set aside.

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until the consistency is flaky. Stir in raisins and buttermilk and form into a ball. The dough will be soft.

Place on prepared baking sheet, and cut an X in the top of the loaf with a sharp knife. Bake for 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean.


Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!


I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.

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