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Keto Bread Dumpling

Keto Steamed Bread – Servietenknödel

This Keto Bread Dumpling softly steamed to perfection is a great side dish for your Keto Gravy, Roasted Duck or Goose. This Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Low Carb Keto Steamed Bread is the fluffiest, lightest and softest to soak your Gravy like no others.

Serve with Keto Goulash Stew or Lecso Vegetable Stew. Add it together with Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce to your Turkey dish.

Chateau Keto Bread Dumplings cut into slices

What is Dumpling?

Name Dumpling is a very broad specification of the type of a dough made from flour, potato or bread, shaped into various shapes, filled or not filled, cooked, steamed, baked, …you name it.

Every country in the whole world has got their own Variation of dumplings.

Starting from Africa and their ever-popular Banku, through Asia with Manti and Wonton, Indian Ada and Fara, Japanese Dango, Mongolian Buuz, Nepali Momos, Latin America Empanadas, Eastern Europeans Knödel or Knedliky, Arabic Kibbeh or Israeli Kreplach.

Every single country in the world has its own type of dumplings, Sweet or savory.

Even in my country, the Bread dumplings I am making today have slightly different variations in each region of Slovakia. 

The one we are making today is one of the most popular Eastern European Dumplings, looking like a loaf of bread and serves as a side dish with various dishes containing gravy. 

What is a Steamed Bread?

As I have realized only after I have posted this recipe, so many people calls it as well a Steam Bread. I have no idea, why this did not come to my mind before. I guess, not being English native, you try and come up with complicated names. So this bread is also called a Keto Stemed Bread.

Steamed Bread is very popular not only in the US, but also in China.

What is Servietenknödel?

Servietenknödel is a Knödel – Dumpling type bread-looking side dish translated as a Napkin Dumpling. 

The name Napkin comes from the way, those Dumplings are steamed or cooked. Normally wrapped into a cloth Napkin they are subsequently steamed to hold the shape. Their softness and lightness make those dumplings irresistible. You slice them with a string to protect the softness.

I urge you to try and make them at least once in your life. The taste is unbeatable. 

Our Keto Bread Dumplings are extremely soft and made into perfection to get you the identical taste, look and feel or a real Servietenknödel. 

A piece of this Keto Bread Dumpling soaks up so much sauce you would not believe.

And therefore it is very popular to serve it with the type of dishes containing lots of sauce or gravy. 

German Keto Knödel served with Goulash

What are German Knödel or Dumplings usually made of?

Knödel is usually made with either potatoes, flour of pieces of bread. 

Each region might prefer a certain texture over the others.

Our variation, which is Servietenknödel is traditionally made with yeast, wrapped into the cloth Napkin and steamed or cooked in it. 

They are also perfect for a breakfast with eggs, just like our Keto Eggy Bread is.

Keto Bread Dumpling?

Do you wonder how and from what I have named them the way I named them?

It was really difficult for me to name this dish. So just to explain the whole process of naming our Servietenknödel.

It is not called Bread Dumpling because of the bread being inside as some might think. Because there are also those variations of the knödel. You cut the bread and mix it with milk and spices to achieve a perfect knödel.

My name comes from the bread looking knödel. I did not want to call them a napkin dumpling. And I refused to call them any other strange name. So they are Keto Bread looking Dumpling loaf.

And I even found one company called Chateau in the US selling them frozen. But they are a normal Bread Dumplings. Not the Keto ones like ours. 

Keto Dumplings spread on a plate with green leaves salad

How to make Keto Steamed Bread?

Ingredients you need to make Keto Dumpling Bread

  • Eggs
  • Almond Flour
  • Mozarella
  • Baking Powder
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Flour
  • Psyllium Husk
  • Almond Milk

Kitchen Gadgets need to make Keto Steamed Bread

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE KETO STEAMED BREAD

First step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare all of the Ingredients together

Low Carb Dumplings Recipe ingredients ready

Second Step: Mix Eggs

Using your Hand Blender, mix all of the eggs until Fluffy.

Bread dumplings Czech eggs mixed into fluffiness

Third Step: Add other Ingredients

Add all other ingredients and fully mix into one dough. This might still be a bit liquid but Psyllium will slowly starts working its way into it. 

Low Carb Bread Dumplings being mixed with a hand mixer

Fourth Step:Fridge

Place the bowl into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. In this time the Psyllium will slowly thicken the whole dough and it will be much easier to work with later on.

Keto Bread Dumplings dough going to the fridge

Fifth Step: Shape

Take the bowl out of the fridge and check the thickness. It has to be thick enough for you to be able to form a loaf. If you do feel, the dough is still pretty soft, sprinkle it with some additional coconut flour and mix fully in.

Place a parchment paper on the kitchen counter and sightly spray it with oil. Also spray both of your hand with oil and start shaping the loaf. 

How to shape keto Dumplings instructions

Sixth Step: Steam

Once you are happy with the shape, prepare the steamer. If you do not own the steamer, that is not a problem. Take the biggest Pot you have and add a bit of water on the bottom. Let it boil and add a steaming stand. You can also use also a trivet from your instant Pot or any which fits into the pot. Add Parchment paper on top of it and spray it with oil.

Slowly add the Keto Bread Dumpling Loaf, cover the lid and let it cook or steamed for 20 minutes. 

Chateau Keto Bread Dumplings step by step instructions

Seventh Step: Cut

Once the Keto Bread Dumpling Loaf is steamed, gently take it out of the steamer and using a thread or twine, cut it into the bread-like slices. 

Serve hot with your dish.

Czech Keto Bread Dumplings being cut with a thread

TIPS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Cutting – To slice our Keto Bread Dumplings, use twine or thread. Place it underneath the keto Dumpling and wrap it around the top and across as if you are going to tighten it. Pull it tight, cutting the thick slice and continue with other slices the same way. 

Coconut Flour – Use coconut flour to thicken the dough to your liking. One Tablespoon is enough in our case, but if you still feel that the dough is not being able to form into a log, add half or one spoon of coconut flour more. 

Oil – Spray your hand with either oil or water to be able to form the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking into your hands.

Spray the bottom of the Parchment paper to avoid the Keto Bread dumpling to stick to the paper while steaming.

Cover – Once the Keto Bread Dumplings are steamed, spray them lightly with oil and cover with a cloth or aluminum foil to prevent drying. 

If you are looking for something similarly soft and fluffy, but more for bread or hamburger, have a look at this Keto White Bread.

Bread dumplings Czech on a wooden board

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How do you cut Keto Steamed Bread?

Because those Servietenknödel or a Keto Bread dumpling loaf is so soft and fluffy, it is not advisable to cut it with a knife. The Knife will push the slices in and they will be too compressed.

food The best way to cut Knödel is with a thread or twine. Have a look at the video for a better understanding.
But in general, holding the thread with both hands, gently slide it underneath the loaf.

Wrap the thread together as if you are going to tighten it. Pull on each side until the thread gets through the whole slice and will gently slice the loaf. Continue the same steps for additional slices. 

What to serve the Keto Steamed Bread with?

Those Keto dumplings are perfect for soaking gravy and therefore very popular with the dishes that contain gravy and roasted meats such as duck, goose, pork, turkey, or chicken.

Serve it with Sauerkraut as a great addition to Eastern European Dish

Serve it with Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Sauce and Turkey

Use them with Keto Gravy for your dinner. 



Keto Servietenknödel in a wooden box

What can you do with the leftover Keto Bread Dumpling?

One great recipe popular in eastern Europe is to cut the Knödel into small squares. Roast them slightly on a pan and add 2 mixed eggs and a bit of seasoning. It is a perfect Keto Breakfast or Dinner Option. Some might add ham or bacon to it as well. 

How to store Keto Napkin Knödel?

Once you are ready to store the finished Keto Bread Dumpling, spray its lightly with oil to prevent dryness and covet it in a cling foil or Aluminium foil. Place it into the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can you freeze Keto Steamed Bread?

You certainly can and I do this all the time. Cover it with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place it as a whole loaf into the freezer. Freeze it for up to 6 months. 

Low Carb Dumplings Recipe made into the shape of a butterfly

How to de-freeze Keto Knödel?

Take them out of the freezer the night before and let them Thaw slowly and naturally placed in the refrigerator. 

How to reheat the Keto Bread Dumplings?

Once you are ready to serve, slice them with a string and place slices into a steamer.
You can also place them into the microwave, but they will harden on the edges and dry a bit. Therefore the steaming method works the best.

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Keto Dumplings slices on a wooden board

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Keto Bread Dumpling

How to make keto Dumplings on a wooden board cut into slices

Those Keto Bread Dumplings softly steamed to perfection are a great side dish for your Keto Gravy, Roasted Duck or Goose. This Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Low Carb Keto Napkin Dumpling Bread is the fluffiest, lightest and softest to soak your Gravy like no others.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 40g (2 TBsp) Mozzarella
  • 80g ( 4 TBsp) Almond Flour
  • 9g ( 1,5 TBsp) Psyllium Husk
  • 4g (1Tsp) Coconut oil
  • 28g (2 TBsp) Almond Milk
  • 1-2 TBsp Coconut Flour

Instructions

    1. Prepare all of the Ingredients together
    2. Using your Hand Blender, mix all of the eggs until Fluffy.
    3. Add all other ingredients and fully mix into one dough. This might still be a bit liquid but Psyllium will slowly starts working its way into it.
    4. Place the bowl into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. In this time the Psyllium will slowly thicken the whole dough and it will be much easier to work with later on.
    5. Take the bowl out of the fridge and check the thickness. It has to be thick enough for you to be able to form a loaf. If you do feel, the dough is still pretty soft, sprinkle it with some additional coconut flour and mix fully in.
    6. Place a parchment paper on the kitchen counter and sightly spray it with oil. Also spray both of your hand with oil and start shaping the loaf.
    7. Once you are happy with the shape, prepare the steamer. If you do not own the steamer, that is not a problem. Take the biggest Pot you have and add a bit of water on the bottom. Let it boil and add a steaming stand. You can also use also a trivet from your instant Pot or any which fits into the pot. Add Parchment paper on top of it and spray it with oil.
    8. Slowly add the Keto Bread Dumpling Loaf, cover the lid and let it cook or steamed for 20 minutes.
    9. Once the Keto Bread Dumpling Loaf is steamed, gently take it out of the steamer and using a thread or twine, cut it into the bread-like slices.
    10. Serve hot with your dish.

Notes

Cutting – To slice our Keto Bread Dumplings, use a twine or thread. Place it underneath the keto Dumpling and wrap it around the top and across as if you are going to tighten it. Pull it tight, cutting the thick slice and continue with other slices the same way.

Coconut Flour – Use coconut flour to thicken the dough to your liking. One Tablespoon is enough in our case, but if you still feel that the dough is not being able to form into a log, add half or one spoon of coconut flour more.

Oil – Spray your hand with either oil or water to be able to form the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking into your hands.

Spray the bottom of the Parchment paper to avoid the Keto Bread dumpling to stick to the paper while steaming.

Cover – Once the Keto Bread Dumplings are steamed, spray them lightly with oil and cover with a cloth or aluminum foil to prevent drying.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 123Total Fat 10gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 2gProtein 7g

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Hi Zuzana, I was eager to try this dumpling, as I as diabetic cannot eat the commercially sold (and in restaurants served) dumplings (they always make my glucose skyrocket, even those made of potatoes). I was trying to do it with half portion of ingredients, initially, it was too sticky (as all kinds of keto dough I tried) but to omit this, after steaming, it got nicely fluffy (increased volume - I was happy) bu after cooling, it lost more volume than it got during steaming, so I have only a flat dough. I'm not sure what I did wrong, ingredients were kept, I added bit more coconut flour as it was not thick enough.

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Can I omit the mozzarela? Or sub by other ingredient?

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Svieckova - the best to go with those Knedle.

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