Thursday, March 5, 2015

Irish Soda Bread Farl

In Ireland, soda bread are usually eaten as an accompaniment for main course or else for breakfast, obviously Irish soda bread goes for two colors, brown and white and they are called cake and farl. When making farls, the soda bread dough is rolled out into a rough circle and cut all the way through and in crosswise, into four pieces or farls as "farl" is a generic term for any triangular piece of baking or 4 parts, and usually baked in a heavy frying pan or on a griddle, on top of the stove rather than in the oven. It's a flatter bread than cake, and moister after the baking's finished. Each farl is split in half "the wide way" before eating. Its best when eaten hot once gets cooked in the griddle, but sometimes its allowed to cool and then grilled or fried to have along with other dishes.

Irish Farl, Soda Bread Farl

Buttermilk is usually used for mixing the flour, the acidity of buttermilk activated the baking soda and helps a lot to make the bread rise while cooking.But still you can make this Farl without buttermilk eventhough the flavour will be slightly different when compared to the Farl prepared with buttermilk. If you are using milk instead of buttermilk, dont forget to add half a teaspoon of baking powder. These farls are easy to make, and suits prefectly for a breakfast or else for a lazy sunday brunch.This Farls are my third post for this week's blogging marathon as i picked International flatbreads as theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#50.

3 +1/2 cups All purpose flour
1tsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
1tsp Baking soda
200ml Buttermilk

Preheat the griddle or skillet in simmer.

Place flour and salt in a bowl and sift in baking soda and pour in the buttermilk.

Mix into dough and knead very lightly on a well floured surface.  Shape into a flattened circle, about 1/2 inch thick and cut into 4 parts with a knife.

Cook the farls for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve immediately with butter and jam.



Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I had never heard about farl before.They have turned out so good.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This soda bread is totally new to me. Looks awesome.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

New type of bread..yummy

annuswamy said... Reply To This Comment

Another lovely bread, that too without yeast! I have experimented a few breads without yeast but theyve always come out very hard in the end, specially after it cools down. will this also turn out to be hard on cooling? said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy. Very tempting.

Sarita said... Reply To This Comment

Soda bread looks too tempting ..

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

first time hearing about this farl.. very interesting looking bread. is it like the scones?

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds very interesting Priya..nice reading about it..

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Easy peasy soda bread with very few ingredients. Looks delicious.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

@Annu SwamyNot hard but still we loved having when they were still warm.. Thank u.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

@NammiNope Nammi, this is a soda bread with soft texture..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Soda bread looks superb

Seenas Food Basket said... Reply To This Comment

It's inviting me.. Have to try this one day..

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely bread Priya. I made a different version of farl.