I want to share Marie McKeowns traditional Irish soda farl recipe. Marie has kindly shared her grandmothers traditional recipe on her blog and it is a winner every time. You will be surprised at how easy it is to bake.
A soda farl is essentially sodabread but flattened into a round and cut into four pieces.
It’s one of the simplest and quickest breads to make and you will find yourself baking it again and again.
Eat with jam and butter or do what we do and lightly fry and fill it with eggs, bacon, sausage. You can buy filled sodas all over Ireland and they are the one thing I miss most in England.
The best tips from Marie are:
1) make sure the dough is of a thick consistency
2) get your griddle at a good temperature – if it is smoking it is too hot, if the bread is barely cooking then it is too low
3) use a skewer to check each farl is cooked through until you get good at judging when the farls are ready.