Traditional Griddle Pan Irish Soda Farls


With all the craziness during the week, I love to take the time to cook my family a nice lazy weekend breakfast.

I love a nice soda farl, whether part of a fry or even just with bacon. I have never made them before…well, this was a game changer!! Freshly made on a griddle pan brought it to a entire new level. The kids were hooked and it was gone in minutes!!
I doubled the quantities here but this will make enough for four.
250g Plain Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

250ml Buttermilk

(If you want get buttermilk you can sour some milk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or white wine vinegar to 250ml milk – leave to stand for 5)
Preheat a really heavy flat griddle pan or a frying pan on medium to low heat.
In a bowl, tip in the flour and salt, sift in the Bicarbonate of soda.
Make a well in the middle and add the buttermilk.
Be warned it is a sticky wee number!!
Work quickly to mix it to form a dough, begin the knead on a well floured surface.
You can either form it into a large circle and cut into four or form four even sized balls and flatten to about 1.5cm thick.
Cook for about 6-8 mins each side, they should go nice and golden brown.
Remove the pan from the heat and leave them to cool in the pan for around 15 mins.
Totally addictive!!😋




Freshly baked bread is a sheer luxury that is actually very easy to achieve. I love this traditional Irish Wheaten Bread because it has no sugar in it. I like bread to taste like bread not a cake. It is a personal preference thing, some like my Mum love the one with sugar in it, but it is not for me!
This bread is lush served warm with butter, so crispy on the outside and soft inside. Divine!!
Makes one 900g Loaf Tin
450g Wholemeal Flour

570ml Buttermilk

1 Heaped tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

1 Level tsp Salt

Handful of Oats
Preheat oven to 180c.
Grease a 900g loaf tin.
Mix the flour and bicarbonate of soda well.
Gradually mix in the buttermilk.
Pour the dough into the tin and ensure it is evenly spread.
Bake for 45-50 mins.
Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
Serve on its own with butter and jam or it is delish served with homemade soup!!

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