Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour 9 x 5 inch pan. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk soda, egg, butter, syrup and buttermilk until blended. Mix all ingredients together and fold in pecans. Bake for 45 minutes; cool in pan 5 minutes. Then turn out on rack. Let cool completely. Slice 1 inch thick. Serve with cream cheese flavored with grated orange peel and pecans.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana