Irish soda bread

4 c flour
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
50g butter, cubed
2 c buttermilk

Line a tray with baking paper.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl,fork lightly to ensure there is no lumps and that raising agents are evenly dispersed.
Rub in cubed butter. Make a well in the centre. Using a round tipped knife briskly mix buttermilk to form a dough.
With floured hands bring together on a floured surface to form a ball.
Shape dough into a round shape roughly 4cm thick. Place on the tray. Cut a cross in the top, (this assists distribution of heat)
Bake 190C for 35-45 minutes or until golden and hollow sounding when tapped.