Soda Biscuits Recipe

Soda Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients: Makes 12

45 ml/3 tbsp lard (shortening)

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) four
5 ml/1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
5 ml/1 tsp cream of tartar

A pinch of salt
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup buttermilk

Method:

Rub the lard into the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and salt until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the milk and mix to a soft dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1 cm/0.5 in thick and cut out with a biscuit (cookie) cutter. Place the biscuits (crackers) on a greased baking (cookie) sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 230C/450F/gas mark 8 for 10 minutes until golden.

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