This recipe is complements of All about Home Economics, available online from www.deirdremadden.ie . (10% of the profits will be donated to The Irish Cancer Society)
100g Wholemeal Flour
100g Plain flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Bread soda
25g Caster Sugar
About 100ml sour milk or buttermilk
Sieve flour, salt and bread soda into a bowl. Stir in Wholemeal flour. Add margarine, cut into small pieces, then rub into flour. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Add enough sour milk to make a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured board, knead until smooth underneath. Turn smooth side up and roll into a circle 1.5cm thick. Cut into 8 triangles, place on a greased tray and brush with milk. Bake in a fairly hot oven, 215C (425F), Gas 6, for 15-20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack. Serve on a round plate with a d'oyley or in a bread basket, lined with a paper napkin.