Worldly pizzanight #1: German Flammkuchen

Exploring the world with pizza on pizzanight!

Try going German on your next pizzanight! Make your pizzanight go around the world, hey that’s actually a good idea. Let’s make pizza a monthly thing on this blog. Which each pizza going to be inspired by a different country. God I am already drooling from all the ideas I have. Anyways for our first worldy pizza, I am not going far from home, this month it’s a German pizza called flammkuchen and seriously this is soooo good and soooo comforting, you have to try it.

Another thing I have been doing, besides coming up with pizzaplans, is trying to figure out what kind of food I like to publish on this blog. I did a lot of blog “soul” searching and thinking. The so called niche for my blog is probably going to chance a lot, since I like to try new things and don’t like being stuck to one particular niche.

So I already mentioned the word “comforting” in the first paragraph to describe this pizza and well that is how I would like to describe most of the things I cook. Cooking for me is a comforting thing to do. I have so many good memories linked with cooking and food, that well yeah food = comfort for me. In the past, and still sometimes, in bad ways but nowadays mostly in a good way! Okay I got distracted and forgot where this story was going. #storyofmylife

Oh yeah was talking about the food I would like to show you guys, so I want my recipes and food to be comforting, homemade and healthyish. This recipe is anything but healthy, whatever. Healthy for me doesn’t equal all the low carb, low fat, glutenfree, et cetera stuff. Healthy food for me equals homemade food, food where I now what went in it. I don’t like using to many premade things when I can make it myself.

Yes of course I can be a lazy motherfucker a lot of times, but let’s go with bacon. I love bacon, my boyfriend loves it even more then he loves me I think. The bacon you can buy here is so freaking salty. Also it doesn’t have a nice smokey flavor, doesn’t come in maple flavor and usually is sliced way to freaking thin. Combine this fact with owning a pretty BBQ and this came to me deciding to make my own bacon. I can honestly say that my own bacon is the shit, storebought bacon sucks. As soon as I really figure out how to get the perfect bacon and tried more variations on it, I will definitely share this process on the blog. I can already say it’s so freaking easy.

Okay this post got waaaaaaay longer then I intended, apparently I had a lot to talk about. Anyways this flammkuchen, try it. It’s easy, delicious and something different for your next pizzanight!

German Flammkuchen
Serves 2
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 hr
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 hr
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. For the dough
  2. 1 cup (125 g) spelt flour
  3. 1 ¾ cup (225 g) all purpose flour
  4. 2 tsp (5 g) instant yeast
  5. 1 ½ tsp (7 g) salt
  6. 1 ¾ cup (210 g ) water
  7. olive oil
  8. For the topping
  9. 1 cup (200 g ) sour cream
  10. 1 cup (125 g ) bacon, chopped
  11. 1 cup (100 g ) grated cheese
  12. 2 onions, sliced thinly
  13. fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the dough, except the olive oil, in a bowl of a standmixer, fitted with a dough hook. Knead everything on a medium speed for 5 – 10 minutes until you have a nice elastic dough. Coat a bowl with some olive oil, dump your dough in. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled in size. This will take about 1 -1 ½ hour.
  2. In the last 20 minutes of the rising time, preheat your oven to 220°C or 430°F.
  3. When the dough has doubled in size, take a baking tray that's covered with baking paper. Roll your dough out on to the baking paper in a big round shape about ¼ inch thick. Yes this is supposed to be a very thin pizzabase.
  4. Spread the sour cream on your pizzabase and top with the cheese, onions and uncooked bacon.
  5. Place your pizza in the oven for 15 – 20 min or until it looks cooked. This all depends on your oven, so you have to trust your instincts here a bit.
  6. Top with some freshly chopped parsley and enjoy your pizza!
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