Like I promised, I'm giving you the recipe for flammkuchen. You will thank me. As will your children, and your children's children, and your children's children's children, and your children's children's children's children. I'll stop now. You get the point...this stuff is delicious. Not to mention it's so easy.
Above is what you're gonna need for the dough...bread flour, whole wheat flour (I ground my own, but regular store bought whole wheat flour is fine), salt, water, and butter.
Start out by melting some butter. You can definitely use a microwave to do this step, but since we don't have one (by choice ;)), I put it in a cast iron pan over medium heat.
To mix everything together, I used our Kitchen Aid fitted with the hook attachment. If you don't have a Kitchen Aid, you can use a food processor or any other kind of mixer. Or, if you really want to, you can knead it by hand.
Pour in some bread flour...
...whole wheat flour...
...and melted butter. Lock the mixer, and turn it onto the lowest speed. Let it knead for about 10 minutes.
After it's done kneading, it should look something like this. At this point you can cover the bowl with a clean towel and do something else, or go straight to rolling out the dough.
Lightly flour two pizza pans or baking stones (this recipe makes two)...
...and take half of the dough and place it in the middle of the stone.
Roll it out completely so it reaches the sides (I could have rolled it out bit more). It's going to be pretty thin. The dough is now done and ready for toppings!
Above are the ingredients needed for the toppings. Salt and pepper, two medium sized onions (or one large onion), garlic, sour cream, and fried bacon. Bacon that's a bit burned. Ahem. That was not intentional.
Slice the onion into rings...
...and place in a medium sized pan with butter over medium-low heat.
You want the onions to get nice and caramelized, a good 20 minutes. It'll look like this when they're ready.
Plop some sour cream in a bowl...
...and add some garlic (crushed with a garlic press), salt, and pepper and mix completely. And like a dunce, forget to take a picture of anything except the garlic.
Take your rolled out dough, and spread half of the sour cream on it. Add onions and bacon - repeat with the other flammkuchen.
Pop it in the oven...and die when you see this.
Yields two (More than enough to feed our family of six, if that helps you)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
For the dough
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 5 tbls butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
Using a Kitchen Aid mixer (a food processor or mixer will work as well) fitted with the hook attachment, knead for 10 minutes.
For the toppings
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 medium sized onions
- 1/4 - 1/2 bacon, depending on preference
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 clove garlic
Saute onions in a medium sized pan with butter over medium-low heat until caramelized, about 20 minutes. Set aside. Fry bacon until crispy. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl, place 2 cups sour cream. Crush garlic with garlic press, add salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.