This is easy to make and does not take long to bake. It’s a nice change to eat with soup or cheese.
- 350g (12oz) plain white flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 rounded teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 110g (4oz) wholemeal flour
- 25g (1oz) butter or white fat
- 300ml (10 fl oz) buttermilk
Heat the oven to Gas 6 / 200C and flour a baking tray.
Into a bowl sieve the white flour, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Add the wholemeal flour.
Rub in the fat. Mix to a soft dough with the buttermilk, adding a little extra milk if necessary.
Knead lightly on a floured surface but do not over handle.
Form into a round about 18cm / 7in in diameter. Place on the baking tray and brush the top with milk. Slash a cross in the top.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until firm and it makes a hollow sound when tapped on the base.
This is good served warm.