Soda bread is a quick bread traditionally made with baking soda, which is used as a leavening agent instead of yeast. It’s simplest bread I’ve ever baked. I even made it on the trail. The classic recipe requires only few ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. With a task to make a healthier version of it, I’ve made some changes. The ordinary flour I replaced for the whole-wheat flour and have added a mix of seeds for an extra texture. And a bit of honey perfectly complements the nuttiness of the brown flour.
Low Carb Garlic Naan
Being a big fan of all sorts of curries, I can’t imagine them without naan, chapati or any other flatbread. Since I started to watch my carbs, I really missed the simple bread to scoop out stews and curries, dip into sauces or soups. This low carb garlic naan recipe is a real find for me. The taste and consistency, of course, differ, but nevertheless it is not so bad. Even my husband, who can afford to eat normal food and usually very skeptical about what I’m forcing him to try, said this bread is delicious!
Nutritional info (per serving)
fat: 8.4 g
saturates: 6 g
carbs: 10 g
sugars: 1.7 g
dietary fiber: 5.5 g
protein: 2 g
sodium: 130 mg
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add boiling water and stir well to combine. Leave to rise for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile make garlic butter. Melt the ghee in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, add garlic and set aside.
Divide the dough into 4 balls. Roll out balls between two sheets of parchment paper or simply flatten with moist hands directly on the kitchen counter.
Heat a non-stick skillet on a medium heat. Add a bit of ghee to the pan and put a flatbread on. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Top warm naan with garlic butter and serve.