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Traditional Irish Soda Farls
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A traditional Irish bread that's quick to make and delicious. Enjoy served warm with butter and the blueberry lemon jam recipe below or toasted and topped with cheese and tomato slices. 

Servings: 4
  • 2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Heat a 10" cast iron skillet on medium-low heat. 

  2. Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Sift in the baking soda. 

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. If the mixture is too dry to become a dough, add more buttermilk 1 Tbsp. at a time. 

  4. Pour dough out on to a lightly floured surface and form into a 1/2" disc. Cut dough into 4 wedges. 

  5. Lightly flour skillet and cook dough in the skillet for 5-7 minutes per side, until golden on each side and cooked through. 

  6. To enjoy, slice wedges width-wise and spread with butter and jam, or the toppings of your choice.