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Irish Soda Farls recipe

Irish Soda Farls Recipe

Traditional Irish Soda Farls - This traditional Irish Bread is great slathered with Creamy Irish Butter but is also a key part of the traditional Ulster Fry. Try it and you will fall in love with it too.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Irish
Keyword how to make irish soda farls, how to make soda farls, irish soda farls, irish soda farls recipe, what are soda farls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 287 kcal
Author J.J. Sheridan


  • 300 g Plain White Flour
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 250 ml Buttermilk
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Once ingredient are weighed out preheat a heavy bottomed pan on a medium to medium high heat.

  2. Mix the flour, salt and baking soda together and make a well in the middle.

  3. Working quickly mix in the buttermilk into the flour with your hand to make a soft dough.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a light floured surface and shape the dough into a round flattening it so its about 1 1/2 cm high.

  5. Place it into your preheated pan and score the top with a knife in a cross shape making 4 equal quarters.  There is no need to add oil to the pan but you can sprinkle a little flour to prevent sticking if you wish.

  6. Turn over after approx 10 minutes and cook on the other side for another 10 minutes until the bread is nicely risen and is cooked through.

  7. Once cooked remove from pan and break into 4 quarters and serve with your traditional ulster fry or on their own with Irish butter. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Allergens:  Contains Milk, Wheat (gluten)