Pão de Deus keto and lowcarb, I bet that most of you are wondering what the heck is that. Pão de Deus translates literally as “God’s Bread”.
I posted it yesterday on my keto and low carb support group and decided that it was too good to be on my long cue to unpublished recipes.
According to reports, it is a tradition that dates back to the 15th Century, and originates in the pagan ritual of the cult of the dead.
In 1756, exactly one year after the earthquake that destroyed a large part of Lisbon, this tradition was celebrated.
As the date of the earthquake coincided with a date of religious significance (November 1), on the day of the earthquake’s first anniversary, the population intended to maintain a tradition that resembled their dead.
People knocked on the doors and asked to be given any alms, even if only bread, and asked for “Bread for God”.
On that date children went to the streets in small groups and asked for bread and butter from door to door. In some regions, they children recited verses and received bread, cakes, raisins, walnuts, almonds as offerings.
The second theory is that it is called Pão de Deus because it is so delicious that can only come from God.
No matter what the origin is, it is not keto and low carb. And I missed it because it was a common treat I had during my childhood. And as usual, when I miss something, to the kitchen I go to try to adapt it.
This time I used the fat dough recipe to see how it would turn out. And it was really good, although dense and chewy when compared with the original recipe.
Try it and let me know how it went, and in the meantime I will work on another version to see which one turns better.
Note: The amounts of the ingredients for the topping may have to be adjusted to the size of your eggs. It should be a thick mix, not runny
Pão de Deus a traditional and delicious Portuguese pastry