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Pizza and Pastry Dough

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
KETO DIET PLANS: Classic Keto, Modified Keto, Modified Atkins, Low Glycemic Index, and MCT Oil

This is our version of “fat head dough” for ketogenic therapies. A base dough recipe like this can be used a many ways! Although it can be a little tricky to work with, the results are very tasty. This type of dough has stretch and chewiness that other low carb dough recipes are not able to achieve. If it is stretched thin and baked in a hot oven, it will also have a crispy bottom. For pizza recipes, you may want to bake the dough first, then add additional toppings. For other recipes, such as the pictured hand pies, the dough and the fillings are baked together. Have fun and experiment! Macros reflect the entire batch of dough, divide accordingly.

Filling for Beef Curry Hand Pies: The delicious hand pies pictured are the result of a leftover pot roast! The filling includes, shredded cooked beef, cooked rutabaga, cooked onion, curry powder, and coconut oil.

Want to try an easier version of this recipe? Many years ago we developed our Flatbread recipe which uses the exact same ingredients but does not require melting the cheese. The results are just as delicious!


2 cups (172 grams) mozzarella cheese, low moisture, part skim, shredded
1/4 cup (58 grams) cream cheese, room temp.
2 tablespoons (28 grams) butter
2 large (100 grams) fresh eggs
1/3 cup (38 grams) coconut flour


1In a large glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and butter. Stir very well to combine.
2Remove the melted cheese from the double boiler and add the eggs to the cheese mixture one at a time, stirring very well to incorporate. The cheese mixture will be very sticky!
3Add the coconut flour to the cheese and egg mixture. Knead the dough with your hands to fully incorporate the coconut flour. If the cheese begins to stiffen, you can place the bowl over the simmering water again to soften the cheese. If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate until it firms. Once the coconut flour has been incorporated, you can shape the dough into rolls, pizza crusts, or hand pies. Cooking time will vary depending on the size and shape of the final recipe. Usually, a high oven temperature of 425 degrees works well for most pizzas, hand pies and other recipes with toppings or fillings. A lower oven temperature of 350 degrees is better for rolls.