450g of plain flour
1 level teaspoon of bread soda
1 heaped teaspoon of Bextartar (cream of tartar ) - optional
Pinch of salt
25g of soft margarine
1 egg, whisked with 250ml of buttermilk
Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF ).
Sieve the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine. Pour in the egg and buttermilk mixture and stir well.
Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a minute or two. Shape into a round and flatten slightly.
Place on a baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross and bake in the oven for approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.