4 cups flour
2 TSPS sugar
1 TSP salt
1 TSP baking soda
4 TSPS butter
1 cup of raisins (you can leave these out if you prefer)
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 3/4 cup of butter milk


1 - Preheat oven to 425 degrees farenheit

2 - Mix flour, sugar, salt and soda together in a bowl

3 - With your hands, mix the butter in with the mixture. When the texture is coarse, add in the rainsins.

4 - Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add in your egg and milk. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough is too stiff to stir.

5 - Remove the mixture from the bowl and put onto a floured working area. Knead the mixture into a round loaf. You may need to lightly dust the mixture with flour.

6 - Place the mixture onto a skillet or baking tray. With a knife, make an X shape an inch deep into the mixture.

7 - Bake for 35-45 min.

8 - Remove from oven and leave to cool.