Homemade Irish Soda Farls

Homemade Irish Soda Farls Recipe

Homemade Irish Soda Farls are a simple yet satisfying bread that you can whip up in no time. This recipe calls for just a few basic ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk. That’s it!

These ingredients come together to create a soft, tender flatbread that’s perfect for any meal of the day.

Whether you’re topping them with butter, jam, or using them to scoop up your favorite stew, these farls are a versatile addition to your kitchen repertoire.

No fancy skills needed here, just mix, shape, and cook. Let’s get baking and bring a taste of Ireland right into your home with these easy-to-make farls.

Irish Soda Farl on a ceramic plate with a floral border, accompanied by a yellow rolling pin, on a pale wooden surface.

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Close-up of a homemade Irish Soda Farl on a decorative plate next to a blue teapot, highlighting the bread's texture.

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Irish Soda Farl on a ceramic plate with a floral border, accompanied by a yellow rolling pin, on a pale wooden surface.

Homemade Irish Soda Farls

Nesting Lane Indulge
Discover the simplicity of Irish Soda Farls with this easy recipe. Just four ingredients for a quick, versatile bread perfect for any meal. Try it today!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4



  • Preheat a heavy flat griddle or skillet over medium to low heat.
  • In a bowl, place flour and salt, then sift in baking soda.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk.
  • Quickly mix everything to form a wet dough.
  • On a well-floured surface, knead the dough very lightly.
  • Shape the dough into a flattened circle, about ½ inch thick.
  • With a floured knife, cut the dough into quarters.
  • Lightly sprinkle some flour over the base of the hot pan.
  • Cook the farls for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 9gFat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 671mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 3mg
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Homemade Irish Soda Farls on a patterned plate with a rolling pin on the side and the text 'Save for Later' on a wooden background.

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