MORNING Wake up in the Temple Bar area of Dublin and walk to Grafton Street for a full Irish breakfast in the iconic Bewley's cafe, including white pudding and potato farls
The near 7ft heavyweight tucked into four plates of Ulster fry - groaning platters of bacon, sausage, soda farls
and potato bread - at Crumlin Road Gaol.
Transfer four farls
to the pan and cook for around 3 minutes on each side or until a nice golden brown colour in patches.
The range of traditional Irish breads, including soda farls
, potato farls
, stone-ground wheaten are produced by Irwin's Bakery, a family-owned and managed business, based at Portadown in Northern Ireland.
Seared lamb with wholegrain Dijon mustard and mint on toasted soda bread Serves four Try this recipe from Irish chef Paul Rankin INGREDIENTS 2 Rankin Selection soda farls
, split in half 675g (1 1/2lb) leg of lamb fillet or rump 1 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened 2 tsp wholegrain Dijon mustard 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 5 fresh mint leaves, shredded Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Steamed French beans, to serve METHOD Cut the lamb into 12 evenly sized medallions, each one should be about 40g (1 1/2oz), or get your butcher to do this for you.
4 slices Rankin Selection Brown Soda Bread 6 tbsp cottage cheese 4 ready-to-eat dates, stones removed and chopped 8 pecan nuts, lightly toasted and chopped 2 tsp clear honey Method These are so simple but so tasty and easy to prepare for a few friends round for lunch or to Smoked salmon and chive cream on potato farl
bites Serves 4 as a canape Ingredients 4 Rankin Selection Potato Farls
175g (6oz) smoked salmon slices 100g (4oz) double cream, well chilled 1 tsp creamed horseradish 2 tbsp snipped fresh chives Freshly ground black pepper Method Dice the smoked salmon and place in a make loads of them for a party.
Robert Ditty, the founder, uses age-old baking methods to make soda farls
, potato bread and oatcakes - all of which can be bought at the bakery.
From stotties to baguettes, baps to bagels, cobs to chapattis, soda farls
to pumpernickel, value white to multi-seeded granary, bread comes in all shapes and sizes and is said to combine the "sustaining powers of the animal and vegetable kingdoms in one product".
Indeed is it now a world leader in the design and manufacture of hotplate plants for the production of bakery products such as pancakes, muffins, crumpets, potato cakes, Welsh cakes, farls
and soda bread.
Not so long ago our most famous exports were whiskey and soda farls
but now celebrities such as Hollywood legend Liam Neeson and telly babe Christine Bleakley are really putting us on the map - and filling up their own bank accounts.
, for example, writing in 1969, made a number of suggestions that sound remarkably contemporary.