Keto puff pastry recipes currently available on the internet are not the healthiest ones. Sorry to be so judgemental, but if you go for protein powder, xantham gum and oat fibre, you only care for the appearance. Now, if you follow us, you know that we like to use only the cleanest possible ingredients in all our recipes. This one, in particular, is a clean Keto approach to homemaker pastry creation but still, it’s not for every day! For sure, it’s not for people who are just starting their healing path with the Keto Mediterranean diet. Also, if someone has a serious case of sugar addiction, they already know that recipes like this are not for them.
The original puff pastry method
I have a secret! I first experimented with the “real thing” And then I proceeded with the Keto puff pastry. Now, before you judge me, hear the whole story! Making homemade puff pastry or even phyllo is a challenge for everyone. Especially if you want to avoid yeast! So, instead of the modern nano-wheat, I went for ancient organic emmer flour. The advantages of this flour can be read here and I use it for occasional trips outside of the KMD world. If you are metabolically healthy, no reason to be afraid of this.
Emmer puff pastry was a test for the method
This, of course, is not a sport everyone can do. When I say occasional, I mean once in a while. So, I wanted to see if it’s possible to create puff pastry without yeast. To my surprise, it was perfect. The dough with emmer flour, skyr and baking soda turned out flaky, airy and dreamy. But hey, not everyone can do the occasional emmer adventure! Even though it doesn’t affect blood glucose the way modern wheat does and the gluten it contains is not the inflammatory type. Still, some people cannot have even ancient cereals ever again! So, can I create something for them???
Keto puff pastry experiment
I was thinking about this project for days. How can I ketonise something that relays so heavily on the gluten effect? Hmmm… I know it can never get as flakey as the one with Emmer, but how close can it come? Patience is needed for rolling out any Keto dough. The Keto puff pastry requires even more patience. However, the principle is simple. You need a non-greasy dough and layers of thin butter slices in between. The rest is just calm hands, nerves and patience. Do you think you can do it? I believe everyone can. It just needs to be the right day and you need to forget the time. Prepare everything in stages and have some relaxing music on.
What to use as the filling for Keto mini croissants?
I went for creamy Labne and grated aged cheese. As simple as that. Naturally, I egg-washed the croissants and sprinkled them with sesame seeds. You could mix up some yolks and mascarpone, add vanilla and a dash of monk fruit. This would be the heavenly vanilla cream version. Furthermore, some raspberry puree would also work nicely. But for the Mediterranean experience, I would go for Feta, chopped olives, garlic, and herbs… You can be super creative once you get the dough right. In fact, I would recommend making savoury filling because then you can use the Keto puff pastry as a genuine meal. For example meat salsa, sausages, smoked fish or chopped seafood… There are so many ideas that come to mind.