This classic recipe of Manx Bonnag is from Sue Woolley’s “My Grandmother’s Cookery Book”.

  • 8oz Plain Flour
  • 1-2oz Butter or Margarine
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • Pinch of Salt

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the fat.
  2. Mix together the buttermilk, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar.
  3. Gradually add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured board and knead the dough lightly until smooth.
  5. Shape into a round and place on a greased baking tray.
  6. Mark into sections and brush the top with milk.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven for 30-40 minutes until well-risen and golden brown.