350g (12oz) Wheatmeal Flour
350g (12oz) Plain White Flour
600ml (1 pint) Buttermilk
50g (2oz) Lard
6 level tsp Cream of Tartar
3 level tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
Mix the flours and salt together, rub in the lard and add the bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar.
Pour in the buttermilk and work lightly with hands into a dough.
Gently shape into a ball and place on a warmed greased baking tray, flatten into a disk 2.5 – 3cm (1 – 1Â¼ inch) thick.
Cut the disk into quarters and pull then apart so that there is 5 – 15cm (Â¼ – Â½ inch) between them, dust lightly with wheatmeal flour.
Bake immediately for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 230Â°C: 450Â°F: Gas 8.