How to Bake Flammkuchen for the Super Bowl

by Frank McMullen

Or any other TV sports day

Supplies

  • 1 Loaf Frozen bread dough
  • 1 Onion
  • 5 Strips of Bacon
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Buttermilk
  • Fresh Nutmeg
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Supplies to make Creme Fraiche.

    Step 2

    What you need for two Flammkuchen

    Step 3

    To make Creme Fraiche, stir three tablespoons of buttermilk into one cup of cream, cover with plastic wrap and set on the refrigerator for TWO to THREE days until it thickens. Refrigerate.

    Step 4

    Creme Fraiche is European style sour cream. This recipe will NOT work with sour cream, it will curdle.

    Step 5

    Cut the bacon into strips.......

    Step 6

    Thaw the bread dough in the refrigerator over night, then take it out about two hours before you start. The bread should look like this, soft and puffy when it's ready.

    Step 7

    Cut the onion in half and slice crosswise into very thin slices.

    Step 8

    This is enough for TWO!πŸ‘πŸ˜‹

    Step 9

    Ready to start

    Step 10

    We use pizza stones - yes I broke one, but it works perfectly to fill the oven shelf. Never throw away anything!πŸ˜€

    Step 11

    Get started by dividing the dough in two.........

    Step 12

    Lightly flour your work surface - we use a large silicon sheet, it makes it easier.

    Step 13

    Roll one half of the dough out into a rough circle

    Step 14

    You might have to let it rest a few minutes half way through if the dough resists. Cover with plastic to keep it from drying out.

    Step 15

    When it's this thin, you're done!

    Step 16

    Place a piece of parchment paper on top........

    Step 17

    And flip it over.......trust me!😊

    Step 18

    Now you can peel off the silicon sheet.

    Step 19

    Stir the Creme Fraiche and pour half of it on the dough.......

    Step 20

    Spread it evenly over the whole thing.....

    Step 21

    Grate fresh nutmeg lightly over the top.....

    Step 22

    About this much.

    Step 23

    Spread the onion slices evenly.......

    Step 24

    😊

    Step 25

    Now the bacon pieces.

    Step 26

    Ready to bake!

    Step 27

    Slide the parchment onto a pizza peal........

    Step 28

    And transfer to the oven.

    Step 29

    Bake at 400°F for about 8 minutes ( a little late with the picture😊)

    Step 30

    Almost done - don't worry about the bubbles - they get crispy.

    Step 31

    Bake until it is brown and crispy - then slide it onto a rack for one or two minutes.

    Step 32

    Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares and hurry to get some - no one will wait for you!😊

    Step 33

    Almost gone and it's still only the FIRST QUARTER! But..........

    Step 34

    That's why we made TWO!πŸ˜€