Flammkuchen (OR Flammekueche), sometimes called ‘German Pizza’, is not well known. I am a huge fan of Flammkuchen and make it very often. Topping can be anything if it goes well with Sour Cream. Today I made a sweet one with Persimmon that is in season now. My favourite way to eat Persimmon is with Yoghurt. So I knew Persimmon would go well with the flavour of Sour Cream but more sourness would be needed. I added a small amount of Lemon Juice. I drizzled with Honey. This sweet Flammkuchen was seriously delicious.


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 Oil *I used Sunflower Oil

100g Sour Cream *OR Creme Fraiche
2 teaspoons Caster Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Persimmon *thinly sliced, you can add more
Walnuts *OR Pecans, Almonds, etc.

  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), Sugar and Lemon Jucie, spread on the base, arrange Persimmon slices and Walnuts.
  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. Drizzle with Honey and enjoy.