"My grandma made this every weekend to go with her traditional big Irish breakfast. It's cooked on an electric griddle and cut into toast sized slices that can be eaten buttered, toasted, or fried crisp in the bacon drippings."
Preheat electric griddle or elecrtic fry pan to med-high, about 350 degrees F. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add buttermilk half cup at a time and combine until a very sticky ball forms. Turn out onto floured surface and knead gently 8-10 times, finish with dough in an even ball. Pat ball down to a circle about 1 1/2" thick and cut into quarters. Place on griddle and cook until bottom is browned slightly then turn over (approx. 15 mintues). Cook another 10-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the side comes out clean. Stand quarters on wire rack to cool then cut quarters into eighths and slice through the middle. Serve with butter and jam or fry inside down on hot pan with bacon drippings for a minute until golden and crispy. Unfried pieces can be toasted on the second day, but won't keep longer then that.