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caraway farles

Lemon And Caraway Farles With Scrambled Egg And Smoked Salmon

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: makes 4 large farles 1x


  • 150g / 5oz wholemeal flour
  • 150g / 5oz plain white flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of bread soda
  • 3 teaspoons of caraway seeds
  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 225 ml / 1 cup of buttermilk


  1. Gently heat a pan on the stove, add the caraway seed, and roast for a couple of minutes till brown. Next, transfer them to a mortar and pestle and grind them up roughly to release their aromatic floral flavour.
  2. Place the wholemeal flour in a mixing bowl and add the crushed caraway seeds and salt. Than sive in the bread soda and plain white flour.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, lemon zest and juice before adding it to the flour. Mix everything together to form a dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead 3 or 4 times till smooth. Form it into a ball and roll it out into a circle a half inch thick, then cut in into quarters leaving you with four evenly sized triangles.
  5. To cook the farles heat a pan on a low heat for a minute or two before adding in the bread, Cook for 8 /10 minutes on each side till golden. Than remove them to a wire rack to cool down a little. Thier delicious smothered with real butter and eaten while still warm.