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Northern Irish Soda Farl

Delicious flatbread that is quick and easy to make is a specialty in Northern Ireland and a stable on every table.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 pieces


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • On low/medium heat, place a flat griddle or cast-iron skillet on the stove to preheat.
  • Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl.
  • Create a well in the middle of the flour and carefully pour in the buttermilk.
  • Quickly mix everything together with your hands in a kneading motion.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a round, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Carefully cut the dough circle into quarters.
  • Place on the griddle or skillet and cook for 7 - 8 minutes each side. Make sure the griddle is not too hot.