Soda bread farls

    25 min

    This is an easy recipe to make traditional Irish soda farls. This quick no-yeast bread is cooked on a griddle and great for breakfast.

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    102 people made this

    Makes: 4 farls

    • 300g self-raising soda bread flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 250ml buttermilk

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

    1. Sieve the flour and the salt into a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.
    2. Add enough buttermilk and mix to make a soft but not sticky dough.
    3. Knead lightly on a well floured surface.
    4. Shape into a round roughly about half an inch thick and using a bread knife cut into 4 or 8 farls.
    5. Lightly flour a griddle and place soda farls on the griddle.
    6. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. They may take silghtly longer.

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    This is baking at its simplest, it does not get much easier than this, if you have never baked or you are worried about getting the mixture right, iust try this recipe, I think it might be the easiest recipe in the world for soda bread  -  05 Feb 2011


    I used O'neils soda bread flour, so no salt needed. Cooked all 4 quarters for 8 mins each side turning pointy side out half way through. Lovely. I've another few lots to make tonight as they are needed for Easter Monday tomorrow. Then i'll see what the rest of the squad reckon.  -  05 Apr 2015


    A simple unadulterated recipe that works.  -  27 May 2017