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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.

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
prep:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 farls
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat heavy based flat griddle or skillet on medium to low heat.

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  • Place flour and salt in a bowl and sift in baking soda. Make a well in the center, and pour in the buttermilk.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 50.6g; fat 1.2g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 670.9mg. Full Nutrition
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