Breakfast on a holiday should be more exciting than my usual yoghurt and fruit and I wanted to come up with a something to tempt Marty out of bed. In the past I would have gone out and bought fresh croissants, but I can no longer eat these or anything that they sell in our local bakery. It’s not easy to make a traditional Northern Irish breakfast here but I decided that I could at least make potato farls.
When I was last back in Northern Ireland I was disappointed that I couldn’t buy gluten-free potato farls. I thought it would be very easy to do as these are mostly made of potato, with salt, butter, and some flour to bind it together. Well, at least that’s what they used to be. Some commercial potato farls are now made with only about 20% potato. I can’t see any reason why the flour needs to have gluten in it and this morning I made them using Dove Farm’s gluten-free mix of plain flour. The texture is different than the commercial ones, as mine are mostly made of potato, but they were yummy.