Irish Soda Farls

Irish Soda Farls

72 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Ita
Recipe by  Ita

“Soda bread dough is flattened into a round circle, and divided into farls meaning 4 parts. It is then cooked on a dry griddle or pan. Traditionally this was the quickest way to make soda bread for unexpected guests who drop by for a bit of craic (good fun). It's best eaten fresh with butter and jam but is also delicious fried as part of an Ulster breakfast.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 farls

Directions

  1. Preheat heavy based flat griddle or skillet on medium to low heat.
  2. Place flour and salt in a bowl and sift in baking soda. Make a well in the center, and pour in the buttermilk.
  3. Work quickly to mix into dough and knead very lightly on a well floured surface. Form into a flattened circle, about 1/2 inch thick and cut into quarters with a floured knife.
  4. Sprinkle a little flour over the base of the hot pan and cook the farls for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

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Reviews (72)

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EILISH40
110

EILISH40

My mother made Irish soda farls all her life and she was a wonderful baker, but her recipe called for approx. 2 tbls. butter cut in (like a piecrust). It gives the bread a softer texture. Wonderful hot with fresh butter and jam.

KIMALLI1
76

KIMALLI1

My Irish husband has been wanting to figure out how to make soda farls since he moved to the US 8 years ago. Had I known they were so easy, I would have done it ages ago! I added 1 teaspoon of salt into recipe. His smile said it all. He did add that they were EXACTLY like home.

YOTOMKAT1
47

YOTOMKAT1

We make this often and serve with homemade guava jelly. Wonderful! I put just a pinch of salt in the mixture, as the recipe doesn't specify. Also, go easy with sprinkling flour on the griddle. Warm and wonderful-- and so easy!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 252 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs
  • 50.6 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 671 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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