Flammkuchen ( Brother of Pizza ;) )

Eat it as a snack or add a green salad or make it sweet .This recipe is from an area in France that is at the border of Germany and used to belong to Germany. The dish is popular in both countries and there are as many variations as families that make it.

INGREDIENTS

For Dough

500 g flour

7 g salt

7 g active dried yeast

320 g warm water

1 Tbsp  olive oil

For Toppings

Olives

220 grams of  sour cream

200 grams of yogurt

Black pepper ( as per taste)

Thyme

Nutmeg Powder

1/2 bowl of chopped Capsicum

Chili Flakes ( optional )

METHOD

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Mix all the ingredients of dough and knead it well for 10 mins until you get soft, stretchy and velvety dough. Now place the dough in a big bowl and cover it and rest it for 2 to  4 hours at room temperature.( you have to take big bowl since the dough will double as you have the yeast.) or you can store it overnight in the fridge and  use it next day.

Preheat the oven for 30 mins at max temperature before baking. In the mean while divide the dough into small equal size balls.. and let it rest for another 10 mins on the counter. After 10 mins take one of the dough ball and roll it in the circle or oval shape as you like.. the thickness should be about 2-3 mm and then transfer them to baking sheet. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough balls.

In a bowl mix fresh cream and yogurt in a small bowl, add the nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well.

Now evenly and generously spread the mixture of fresh cream and yogurt on the base leave  a small border around the edge so that it will turn into golden brown in color, then add rest of the toppings.  Do the same on the other base as well. ( If you are going to bake only one at a time then add the toppings mixture one by one otherwise it will become soggy ) Now put it in the oven and bake at 180 degree for about 12 mins or until the edges are golden brown in color and the base is crisp.   Serve immediately once it’s ready .

Note:

Once you have kneaded the dough and if the dough is still sticking to your hand add little flour and then mix it..

Traditionally chili flakes are not added in this recipe… but Since I like spicy I added it.. 🙂 and also I have roasted for about 15 mins.. which made it really crisp…

 

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