St. Patrick’s Day 2018 occurs on Saturday, March 17, in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.
This St. Paddy’s Day, celebrate with a traditional Irish snack.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
Mix flour, raisins, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Whisk buttermilk and egg together in a small bowl.
Stir into flour mixture. Fold butter into the batter.
Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tin.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes.
Want to extend the Luck of the Irish to your garden?
Plant Peas for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an old American tradition to plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day, which is said to bring luck come harvesttime.