I rarely make Pizza at home, but I make Flammkuchen very often. Flammkuchen is not well known in Melbourne where I live. It’s a pity people don’t know about it. Flammkuchen is sometimes called ‘German Pizza’ and it is quite easy to make at home. Toppings can be anything. Today I made slightly sweet one with Apple and Cinnamon. Sweetened Sour Cream, Apple and Cinnamon couldn’t go bad.


Makes

2 to 4 Servings

Ingredients

Base
1 heaped cup Plain Flour OR Bread Flour *about 1 & 1/4 cups
1 teaspoon Baking Powder *optional
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Warm Water
1 tablespoon Oil *I used Sunflower Oil

Topping
100g Sour Cream *OR Creme Fraiche
2 teaspoons Caster Sugar
1 Apple *thinly (1-2mm) sliced
Ground Cinnamon

Method
  1. Combine Flour and Salt in a bowl. (Baking Powder is optional. I usually don’t add it.) Add Warm Water and Oil. Mix until a dough comes together. Knead, adding more Flour if required, until smooth and elastic.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 portions if you prefer. Roll out or flatten the dough into a thin oblong or round, and place on a baking tray(s), lined with baking paper if necessary.
  3. Mix Sour Cream (OR Creme Fraiche) and Sugar, spread on the base, arrange Apple slices, and sprinkle with some Ground Cinnamon.
  4. Bake in a hot oven over 200℃ until nicely browned and edges are crispy. *Today I baked it at 230℃ for 12 minutes. *Note: Make sure the baking surface is hot to achieve crispy bottom.
  5. Sprinkle with extra Sugar if you like, and enjoy.