y grandma from my mother’s side was excellent with baking. She baked breads, cakes, cookies. Her kitchen was always filled with a sweet aroma. I enjoyed visiting her house and the baking time with her. Dipping my finger into the dough and cream, and tasting the real sweetness of sugar - all good memories :)
But I am not a sweet tooth. I love savory and I could live without sweets. So, baking was not my interest until recently.
When I started with the Ketogenic diet, I was kind of forced to bake bread for myself. You know why? With the Ketogenic diet, we do not eat any grains. That means I do not eat anything like rice, wheat, corn, etc.
My main side dish with meals used to be steamed rice. As a Japanese, it was a hard decision not to eat white rice. But that is what I had to do :) So, I had to look for another Keto friendly option that I can incorporate into my everyday menu. Cauliflower rice is one of them. However, low-carb, ketogenic friendly bread was something easy to add in my menu when planning the menu ahead.
I could not find any commercial bread that works with my diet, that has no sugar, no additives, no preservatives, and has good nutritional balance that works with my very specific Ketogenic diet. I believe that consuming preservatives, additives or artificial flavors do not help my cancer healing. I also do not find any health benefit in consuming sugar. As for sugar, I will probably stay away from even after I am completely healed from cancer in the future.
Being a beginner baker, it was kind of a fun adventure. I went to Google (as I always do!) and found a few fantastic recipes like “Low-Carb Mini Buns by Ruled.me
” or “Flaxseed bread by keto Diet App
”. They are super easy, and I could make them without big modifications to balance my nutritional balance needs. So, I highly recommend these two!
I did live with 3~4 of my staple bread recipes for the first one year and half.
Then, over the last three to four months, I started feeling that I want a new bread! Ha ha. Making the same receive again and again, I got a bit bored even though I tried to rotate them.
I also wanted to find a perfect recipe that I can bake in a loaf pan and then slice, to make sandwiches. Not all of the super-low-carb Keto breads have the firm texture that can hold its shape for making sandwiches. It usually tends to break and crumble. In addition, I wanted to make one recipe that works with my ideal nutritional balance of 2~3% carb, 12~15% protein, 80~85% fat, so that I would not have to adjust too much of my nutritional balance with other food while planning a menu. When continuing with an intense dietary commitment, simplicity is the key to be able to sustain it
without big stress.
Well, I was super excited when this bread came out from the oven! It took me several times of adjustments and experiments. I never thought me as a baker, who would start making her own recipes! Ha ha. I did it! Yay!
I am happy that I can finally share it here. I hope you enjoy this bread as well. I would love to have your feedback if you want to share. Please leave it in the comment area.