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Wholemeal Farl Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups wholemeal flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup cold water

Special Equipment Needed:
- Rolling pin
- Large bowl
- Baking tray

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour mixture.
4. Using your hands, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
5. Add the cold water to the mixture and mix until a dough forms.
6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
7. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces.
8. Place the pieces on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 4

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Wholemeal flour can be substituted with plain flour.
- Butter can be substituted with margarine or vegetable oil.

- Add herbs and spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, or dried herbs to the dough for extra flavor.
- Add grated cheese to the dough for a cheesy version.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to use cold water when making the dough to ensure the butter doesn’t melt.
- Roll out the dough as thin as possible for a crispier texture.

Storage Instructions:
Wholemeal farl can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Wholemeal farl can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Wholemeal farl can be served with butter and jam or honey for a sweet treat. It can also be served with savory toppings such as cheese and chutney.

Wholemeal farl can be garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley or chives.

Wholemeal farl pairs well with a variety of dishes such as soups, stews, and salads.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Wholemeal farl can be served with a side of roasted vegetables or a green salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the dough is too dry, add a little more water. If the dough is too wet, add a little more flour.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure to store the farl in an airtight container and consume within 3 days.

Food History:
Wholemeal farl is a traditional Irish bread that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Flavor Profiles:
Wholemeal farl has a nutty, earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness.

Serving Suggestions:
Wholemeal farl can be served as a snack or as part of a meal.

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Region: Northern Irish

Taste: Nutty, Savory, Toasty, Earthy, Hearty