Banana Soda Farls

Serve Silvana Franco's banana flavoured soda bread for breakfast, drizzled in honey
By Silvana Franco
Banana Soda Farls
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 200 g strong wholemeal flour
  • 200 g plain flour, plus extra for kneading and dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 250 ml buttermilk, or 250g low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 100 ml semi-skimmed milk


1. Preheat the oven to 220/gas 7. Mix the flours, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.

2. Peel the bananas and mash them to a pulp. Add to the flour with the buttermilk or yoghurt and enough semi-skimmed milk to make a firm (but not dry) dough. Knead lightly until smooth, then shape into a 23-cm (9-inch) round.

3. Cut the round into six wedges. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and sprinkle with a little flour. Bake for 20-30 minutes until browned and crusty. Cool on a wire rack.

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