Keto Kifle, or as we call them “Kiflice”, is a European Ketonisation project that has to be shared with Ketonians around the globe! The original version is present in every European bakery and homes of traditional foodies! But when it comes to ketonisation, we have to have in mind it’s a pastry! We need to make them smaller so that we don’t overeat them. 😉 Even though they are Keto, if you are on a weight loss program, more than 2 of them is not quite helping you to lose weight!
What are Kifle or Kifli?
Kifli means a dough roll and it exists in all sizes and shapes. Nothing is more traditional European than they are. Even Croissant, when we look at its shape, is a kind of “Kifla”! It’s traditional mostly in central Europe and that’s where my people got it from. But even in Greece, especially in the north, you can see pastry rolled in the shape of Kifle. The breadstuff or pastry is called Kifli in Hungary, Kipferl in Germany and Austria, Giffel in Danemark and Sweeden…
Is there a point of Keto pastry?
I know, many people do Keto without any Keto bread or pastry and they are doing well! However, if you are a foodie, chances are you will love to experiment. We received a photo of our Keto Tiropita shaped as Kifle from a Greek lady who lives in Germany. This is an example of the cultural influence of different European countries. Not only that here Keto Tiropita-Kifle connects her country of origin with her current location, but it also serves as a great Keto meal on the go! They are so practical and can be filled with anything!
Making Keto Kifle small and crispy
Ketonians who don’t have problems with occasional pastry or Keto bread sometimes struggle with portion control. Keto bread, if it was prepared with enough fat, will satisfy you with one slice. Interestingly, many of us can’t stop there. So what do we do?
We simply make small Keto Kifle and serve just two or three of them. This way we can enjoy them throughout the week. Furthermore, we can take them with us to work or on a trip. If you decide to fill them with cheese, cured meat, eggs or mushrooms, you will have a full meal on the go! Practical and easy to consume anywhere.
Basic Keto Kifle dough recipe
You could just use our Keto phyllo dough or our Tiroputa dough. However, this one is much tastier and more elastic. You will be able to roll it like a real Kifle and shape them like Croissants. This dough, if it was layered with flakes of butter and then rolled again, would make a perfect Keto Croissant! But rest assured, these “Kiflice” are great and tasty as they are. Just make sure you make them small, that’s the whole point. Smaller things are enjoyable and will not trick you into overeating!