Saturday, March 3, 2012

Irish Soda Farls. The Quickest Of Quick Breads

March is suddenly upon us and as it is Irish American Heritage Month I thought I would post some recipes and general food ideas from my home country. I actually do very little “Irish Cooking” but will have fun discovering my roots. I thought starting with the simplest of breads would be interesting.

If you are ever in need of something to serve along side a pot of tea I could not recommend this simple bread enough. Farls are basically a soda bread recipe which are cut into triangles and cooked on a cast iron griddle or pan. Before you start mixing heat your griddle to medium high.

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup of Buttermilk


Whisk  all all dry ingredients to combine. Add butter milk and mix gently to make a sticky dough. Turn onto floured surface and shape into  an 8” circle being sure not to over mix the dough. Cut circle into four quarters and cook for about eight minutes on each side. Serve warm with an nice homemade preserve or better yet a big full Irish breakfast. I used some Rhubarb Jam I made.




I plan over the coming weeks on the lead up to St Patrick’s day to share some more Irish food ideas check out below for a different take I had on Irish Soda Bread,




You may also like to check out some of my photographs from Ireland.

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