During our recent trip to Germany I introduced L to Flammkuchen. When we spotted it on a menu I explained it to L as a kind of pizza with a very thin base, sour cream and only a few toppings. Flammkuchen literally translates to ‘flame cake’.
L was happy to try it and loved it so much that we have made it a few times already now that we are back in Melbourne. We’ve had varied toppings and most were a great success, it’s our favourite food at the moment. The only one that wasn’t so great was the blackberry and brie one. So don’t try that.
|Flammkuchen with pear, speck, spring onion and a drizzle of honey|
For the dough:
120ml lukewarm water
1 pinch of sugar
1 packet dry yeast (7g)
200g plain flour
a little salt
For the topping:
175g sour cream
dash of cream
salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
To prepare the dough, stir yeast and sugar into the water. Let sit for a few minutes.
|Flammkuchen with pear, speck, spring onion and honey|
You can top your Flammkuchen with whatever tickles your fancy. The original Flammkuchen only has speck and onion but we like to play around with different flavour combinations.