225g (8oz) wholemeal or granary flour
200ml (7 fl oz) buttermilk
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 level teaspoon salt
A little water
Preheat the oven to 200C (400F, Gas mark 6). Place the flour, salt and soda into a bowl and add the buttermilk to form a dough.
A little water may be needed if the dough is dry. Shape into a round, place on a greased baking sheet and cut a cross in the top.
Cover with a large cake tin and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for a further 10 minutes to colour the crust.