There are plenty of styles of bread to choose from, but I thought for this recipe I would try to find something a little more flavorful. Traditional soda bread was one of my favorites growing up as it was rich and offered a unique taste. So, I figured, why can’t we have a Keto soda bread recipe?
What Is Soda Bread?
Soda bread comes from Irish cuisine but has quickly spread to other parts of the world. The name comes from the idea that it uses baking soda as a leavening agent (the stuff that makes bread rise) instead of yeast.
The denser bread is an ideal accompaniment to many meals. However, it is best for holding together when dipped in sauces, soups, and especially stews. It is also a quick bread, which means it doesn’t require all of those extra steps to make more traditional loaves.
Tricks To Know If Your Bread Is Completely Done
One thing amateur bakers struggle with is making a loaf of bread to the perfect doneness. Nobody wants a burnt loaf, or worse, an uncooked center. Professional bakers are attuned to many things that impact their products. Anything from a finicky oven to the elevation of your city can alter the amount of time a bread needs to be cooked for.
While knowing these things will help you to decipher the perfect cooking time, you don’t have to do all of the homework. The timeframe that is offered with the recipe directions will give you a general idea. The appearance of the crust should also be a good indicator of the doneness. And, picking up the loaf and giving it a tap on the bottom should offer a hollow sound. This would indicate that it is cooked fully through.
This soda bread is packed with flavor, so you can enjoy it with anything you can think of.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Whisk the eggs with the vinegar in a bowl. Add the melted ghee (which should not be piping hot else it will scramble the eggs) and the nutritional yeast flakes. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients, then add the egg mixture, combining thoroughly. You should have a fairly solid mass which you can place onto a tray lined with parchment paper and shape into a slightly flattened ball. (While this bread will not benefit from making the customary ‘slices’ in the top, you can do so anyway for decorative purposes by making a criss-cross burrow with a butter knife).
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove and allow to cool completely before slicing.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g.
- Calories: 153
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 12 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 6 g