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Irish Soda Farls is a quick and simple soda bread that cooks in a skillet or griddle

Posted at 2:16 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 16:18:38-04

This Irish Soda Farls Recipe by Ruthie Knudsen, from Cooking with Ruthie, is a quick and simple soda bread that cooks in a skillet or griddle!

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time20 minutes

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· 2 cups all-purpose flour

· 1 teaspoon sea salt

· 1 teaspoon baking soda

· 1 cup buttermilk


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.

Our Irish Soda Farls Recipe is a soda bread dough that`s flattened into a round circle, and divided into farls meaning 4 parts. It is also referred to as Irish Griddle Bread because it`s cooked on a dry griddle or pan lightly sprinkled with flour. 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.

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