(serves 12)
Mix together:
3.5  cups  flour 
2 t baking powder 
2 t baking soda 
2 T sugar 
Stir in:
1 c buttermilk 
1   egg
1/2 melted butter
Knead lightly, just enough to mix everything together.  Don't worry too much about lumps.  Roll out on well-floured board to about 1/2" thickness and cut in triangles or circles.  Bake on a lightly greased sheet at 350-400 oven until done (about 20 minutes or so).
Notes & Variations:
  1. This recipe is GREAT for a crowd.  It quadruples easily.  Maybe just use a little less flour.
  2. Try adding any of: raisins, currants, dried cranberries, lemon peel.