I got this recipe about 43 years ago from Margie Ward, who made this every St. Paddy's Day. I have made this delicious sweet bread now for 43 years. It's delicious with Corned Beef and Cabbage, but it's also great toasted with some butter for breakfast or a snack. Enjoy any time of year!
Mix water and milk together. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl and mix together with wire whip. Mix melted butter, eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Alternate milk/water mixture and flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture with a wooden spoon and mix until well blended. Add raisins and mix well. Mixture will be very thick.
Grease and sugar a 10" cake pan or seasoned cast iron skillet. Pour mixture into pan and even off. Sprinkle generously with granulated sugar. Bake at 350ºF for 55 to 60 minutes till golden brown. Test for doneness with cake tester.