Irish Soda Farls

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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Traditionally this was the quickest way to make soda bread for unexpected guests who drop by.
cook 5min
cook 15min
cook 4

What's in it


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

How to cook it


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