Irish Soda Farls | St. Patricks Day Recipes

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Prep time: 8 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this traditional Irish Soda Farls recipe. Get ready to bake the spirit of Ireland into your kitchen!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 225ml Buttermilk


Step 1: Start by tipping your flour into a large bowl, along with the salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda - mix until combined. 

Step 2: Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk. Stir to combine until the mixture resembles a dough.

Step 3: On a lightly floured surface, tip out your dough out and then knead briefly.

Step 4: Using a rolling pin, roll the dough roughly into a 20cm circle and then cut into quarters.

Step 5: Heat a skillet or heavy-bottom frying pan over a low-medium heat. Add the farls and cook for around 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Step 6: Remove from the heat and leave to cool in the pan for around 10 minutes. 

Step 7: Cut open and eat warm with plenty of butter!


Recipe inspired by BBC Good Food

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  • Brenda Lee

    Could you tell me how much sugar.

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