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Brown Farls

An easy treat, and very quickly made from store-cupboard ingredients; perfect when you need bread in a hurry, just 5 minutes to make and 15 to bake (traditionally these were cooked on a flat griddle over the fire). Try light but well-flavoured triangular farls for a wonderful breakfast, with soup for lunch or straight from the oven with butter and honey for tea.

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7.

Combine the flour, salt and sugar. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the beaten egg and milk and mix in with a round-bladed knife to make a soft but not sticky dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured worksurface and knead gently for a couple of seconds to make neat ball of dough. Dip you hands in flour then gently flatten the dough to a circle about 25cm across. Transfer to the baking sheet and cut into 4 quarters. Gently pull the quarters apart so there is a little space around each.

Bake for about 15 minutes until firm and golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool or eat immediately. Best eaten the same day.

what you will need

Makes 1 round – 4 farls

500g Marriage’s Organic Light Brown Self Raising Flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons caster sugar
20g unsalted butter
1 large egg, beaten
About 300ml milk
A non-stick baking sheet, lightly dusted with flour.

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