4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
2 Tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
Honey Flavors and Colors
Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.
In a large bowl combine first five ingredients. Add butter and mix with fork until a fine meal is formed. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the buttermilk and the honey until blended. Mix buttermilk into dry mixture. Gradually add remaining buttermilk until a soft dough is formed.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it holds together. Shape dough into an 8-inch round, about 1 1/2 inches high. Cut into 4 wedges. Place on floured baking sheet and bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Yields: 4 small loaves