This came out of the Holy Ghost Church Cookbook in Tiverton, Rhode Island. It’s not St. Patrick’s Day if I don’t make a few loafs.
In a large bowl mix together first four ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together next four ingredients.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture, then mix in currants. Pour into a greased pie dish. Slice a cross on the top of the batter. Top with a little butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.