Is a Chef who work’s in Dobbins Inn, who set up a facebook group to help people bake during the Covid-19 Lockdown.
David set up a facebook group to help people with their baking during isolation. The page now has over 40,000 members in a few days. The group is called Home cooking recipes isolating chef
David has shared some of his Recipes with us:
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 People
- 250 g plain flour plus more for kneading
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 250 ml buttermilk
Preheat heavy based flat griddle or frying pan on medium to low heat.Place flour and salt in a bowl and sift in bicarbonate of soda. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk.Work quickly to mix into a dough and knead very lightly on a well floured surface. Form into a flattened circle, about 1cm thick and cut into quarters with a floured knife.Sprinkle a little flour over the base of the hot pan and place each quarter into the hot pan, one at a time, until the 4 quarters create a complete circle. Cook the farls for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. You may have to cut through the centre cross to turn them over.Take the pan off the heat and allow the farls to cool in the pan for 10 or 15 minutes.
Soda bread dough is flattened into a round circle and divided into farls, meaning 4 parts. It is then cooked on a dry griddle or pan. Traditionally this was the quickest way to make soda bread for unexpected guests who drop by for a bit of craic (good fun). It’s best eaten fresh with butter and jam but is also delicious fried as part of an Ulster fry.