Soda Farls

Soda Farls


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About this recipe: Wedges of Irish soda bread are cooked on the hob, resulting in delicious soda farls. Serve fried with a hearty breakfast or split, toast and slather with butter and/or strawberry jam.


Makes: 4 farls

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml buttermilk

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Heat a heavy frying pan, griddle or cast-iron frying pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir the flour and salt together in a bowl and sieve in the bicarbonate of soda. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Stir the mixture quickly together into a dough. Turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead the dough a few times, just until it comes together. Gently form the dough into a flattened, round cake about 1.25cm thick and cut the round into quarters with a floured knife.
  3. Sprinkle a little bit of flour into the bottom of the hot frying pan and cook the wedges 6 to 8 minutes per side, until golden brown.

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Reviews (2)


Ok so it wasn't really very Irish but I used buckwheat flour instead And it worked well and very tasty with jam and butter. So easy and much quicker than bread! - 02 Oct 2015


My photo from my blog 'SylviaH' on The Fresh Loaf USA But not my recipe..recipe for soda farls on my blog are listed under Sylvia's Soda mother's recipe. - 04 Mar 2012

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