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
1/2 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

  1. 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.
  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 Salt, spread on the base, scatter Bacon and Onion evenly, and sprinkle with ground Pepper.
  4. 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.