1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt (yes, it’s a lot)
1 level teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon double-acting baking soda
1-1/2 to 2 cups buttermilk
combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough (similar to biscuit dough but firm enough to hold it’s shape). Knead on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes. form into a ball. Place in a well-buttered 8 inch cake pan or on a cookie sheet. Cut a CROSS on the top w/ a very sharp knife. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes until loaf is nicely browned and sounds hollow when you rap w/ knuckles. The cross with spread open.
Amazing topped with some of the strawberry jam I put up last summer!