500g whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 pints of buttermilk (426 mls) (1.5 cups)
Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl
Add enough buttermilk to make the dough soft
Lightly knead the dough
Shape the dough into a large round
Place the dough on a floured baking sheet
Cut a deep cross into the top of the mound
Bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when it is tapped
How to make buttermilk:
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze out 1 tbsp. of juice into a measuring cup. As an alternative, use distilled white vinegar. Mix in milk with a 2 percent fat content or greater until you get 1 cup. Then stir. Let the mixture stand for a quarter of an hour. It will be ready when it appears to start curdling.
Buttermilk can be replaced with soured soy or rice milk. For each Cup of buttermilk, use 1 cup soymilk plus 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
Notes: fantastic with stews!!