Mix together all the dry ingredients; add enough buttermilk to form a soft dough.
Turn out on lightly floured board; knead lightly. Form dough into a circle; place
in greased 9-inch baking pan or on greased baking sheet. The dough should be about
1 1/2 to 2 inches high. Cut a cross 1/2 inch deep over the top with a floured knife.
This helps bread cook more evenly.
Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 40 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow
when rapped lightly on the base with the knuckles.
Remove bread from pan; cool on
a wire cake rack. Bread should not be cut until it firms up.
Toast it for breakfast
or tea; spread lavishly with butter.