This reminds me of growing up in Northern Ireland.

Makes 2 loaves
wholemeal flour 410g
plain flour 115g
buttermilk 350g
bicarbonate of soda 7g
salt 12g
demerara sugar 25g
honey 65g
butter 60g

Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Melt the butter and honey over a medium heat. Pour over dry ingredients with the buttermilk and mix for 15 minutes with a dough hook on low. Divide dough into 2 and roll into even loaves. Brush with a little extra buttermilk then sprinkle with oats.

Bake at 165C/gas mark 3 in a fan forced oven for 55 minutes. Tap the base of the loaf – it must sound hollow.
Clare Smyth is chef patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London