3 cups of self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
- Sift flour and salt into a bowl, rub in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Make a well in the center, add the combined milk and water, mix lightly with a knife until dough leaves sides of bowl.
- Gently knead on a lightly floured surface and then shape into a round, put on a greased oven tray. Pat into a round 15-16 cm (6-6 1/2 inch) diameter. With sharp knife, cut two slits across dough like a cross, approximately 1cm (1/2in) deep.
- Bake in outdoor fire pit or in a hot oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Reduce heat to moderate and bake another 20 minutes.
Best eaten the day it is made.