Family Tested & Approved
cinnamon sugar (optional)
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly.
Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.
Combine buttermilk and egg. Add to the crumb mixture.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 5 to 6 times.
Divide dough in half, shape into 2 balls and pat each into a 6" round loaf. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Using a sharp knife, cut a 4" cross about 1/4" deep on top of each loaf.
Brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired.
Bake at 375 for 40 - 45 minutes or until loaves are golden brown.