• 110g (4 oz) white flour
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 110g (4 oz) wholemeal flour
  • 3 tblsp butter
  • 1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 generous tablespoon honey
  • 150ml (¼ pint) milk


  • Sift the white flour, baking powder and salt together, then add the wholemeal flour and rub in the butter.
  • Stir in the sugar. Add the honey to the milk and stir until dissolved, then add most of the mixture to the flour and butter mixture, and mix to make a soft dough, reserving the rest for a glaze.
  • Shape the dough into a round about 20 or 22cm (8 or 9in) across and put onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Cut across the top four times to mark 8 wedge-like portions or farls and bake at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 20 minutes.
  • Take out to brush with glaze, then put back and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes.