In another mixing bowl stir the wet ingredients together really well with a wooden spoon so that the mixture is smooth without any lumps.
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
6 tbs. butter (3/4 the stick)
1 large egg
**Don't add raisins yet! (Raisins are added after the wet and dry ingredients are combined).
***I would take the butter out and give it time to thaw so it is soft easy to mix with the other ingredients. You could also melt the butter for around 10 seconds in the microwave so it is easier to mix in.