Zwiebelkuchen and Zweibelkuche mit Speck
Onion pizza and Onion Pizza with German style bacon
3 and 3/4 cup of flour
4 tsp quick rise yeast
2 cups of hot water
2 tbsp of olive oil
Some extra flour depending on dough consistency.
1 lb. Speck or good quality thick slice American bacon. (Also can use Westphalian Ham or Prosciuto)
1 pint sour cream, quark or creme fraische
1 -2 tablespoon caraway seeds
1. The Speck works fantastic for this as would American bacon. Also Westphalian ham works well.
The base of this pizza like dish uses sour cream, you can also use creme fraische or quark.
a dish of caraway seeds and a bowl of nice sliced onions.
Mix the ingredients for the dough up and let it sit for 20 min. You can use any recipe or
store bought bread dough or sometimes you can find uncooked pizza dough at the grocery store.
3. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees
It many places in Germany it is traditional to make it in a rectangle that fits nicely on a baking sheet. Roll out some of the dough very thin, oil the sheet pan and dust it with a little flour. Then lay out the dough, pushing the edges up to the sides of the pan to make a little ridge. Then spread a very thin coat of sour cream on it. You can of course use round pizza pans.
4. Next sprinkle with onions and some caraway seeds. Simone made one of the round ones with just the Speck and one with onions and the Speck, Bake the Zwiebelkuchen in the middle part of the oven for about 20 - 30 minutes or till the crust is lightly browned.