Flammkuchen (OR Flammekueche) is not well known. You even don’t know how to pronounce it, do you? Some people call it ‘German Pizza’. I heard that there are some regional variations, but most commonly Sour Cream is used. It’s surprisingly easy to make and I am loving it!
2 to 4 Servings
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 Olive Oil *OR Vegetable Oil
100g Sour Cream *OR Creme Fraiche
1 pinch Salt
100g Bacon *cut into small pieces
1/2 Onion *finely chopped or sliced
- Combine Flour and Salt in a bowl. Add Warm Water and Olive Oil. Mix until a dough comes together. Knead, adding more flour if required, until smooth and elastic.
- 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.
- Mix Sour Cream (OR Creme Fraiche) and Salt, spread on the base, scatter Bacon and Onion evenly, and sprinkle with ground Pepper.
- Bake in a hot oven over 200℃ until nicely browned and edges are crispy. *Today I baked it at 240℃ for 8 minutes. *Note: Make sure the baking surface is hot to achieve crispy bottom.