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Flammkuchen - a traditional German pizza topped with creme fraiche and smothered in sauteed onions & crisp bacon.

Flammkuchen | German Pizza

Flammkuchen - a traditional German pizza topped with creme fraiche and smothered in sauteed onions & crisp bacon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course baked goods, dinner
Cuisine German
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For Pizza Dough

  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4

    cups all purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Yeast​
  • 1-1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F) WATER MUST BE IN CORRECT TEMP RANGE
  • 3 tbsp canola oil

For toppings

  • 12 oz bacon diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche Can substitute plain, full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

For Pizza Dough

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.  Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
  • Spread an even layer of creme fraiche & nutmeg over dough. Evenly distribute bacon & onions on top.
  • Bake on lowest oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes, until crust is browned
  • Serve with fresh ground pepper to taste. Enjoy!

For toppings

  • Cook diced bacon in skillet until lightly crisp & brown. Remove bacon, rest on paper towels to absorb excess grease.
  • Pour out about 3/4 of the bacon grease - leave enough in skillet to saute onions. Saute onions in bacon grease until they just start to brown. Remove from heat.
  • Combine creme fraiche & nutmeg.
  • Add toppings to pizza dough as instructed above.
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