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!!😋