Preheat oven to 400° F
Prepare your cooking vessel. (I've had good luck with a 10" cast iron skillet, 2 6" cast iron skillets, or an 8 x 8" square pan)
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients until they're well combined
Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. It will be relatively thin (thinner if using buttermilk).
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes (a little longer if not using a cast iron skillet), or lightly golden brown on top and around the edges, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
Slice and serve immediately (it's best when warm and drizzled with a bit of honey)