One of the best parts of St. Patrick’s Day is the outpouring of Irish recipes. We recently came across a traditional Irish breakfast bread called Soda Farls. Best described as a cross between a scone and an English muffin, they are quick and simple…and delicious with butter and jam.
Irish Soda Farls
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2/3 cup Buttermilk
Combine dry ingredients, and stir in buttermilk. Mix to make a thick knead-able dough. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly into a round ball.
Roll dough into a disk about 1/2″ thick and divide into quarters (“farls”) or eighths.
Lightly flour a griddle or heavy skillet and heat on a medium burner. Cook the farls for 10 minutes on each side until brown (reduce heat if they brown too quickly- the middle won’t cook completely). Test with a toothpick or skewer for doneness.
Serve warm with butter and jam (Los Gatos B&B jam, of course!)