Traditional German Flammkuchen
Prep time: 1 hour 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 35 mins
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 package creme fraiche (6 oz)
  • 1 cup chopped ham (sub bacon or prosciutto)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced white onion rings
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepper
  1. Add water to yeast and a pinch of sugar and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in olive oil and flour a little at a time with a fork or in a standalone mixer.
  3. Knead for 10 minutes on a floured surface, and place in a greased bowl.
  4. Cover with a towel and let rise 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 525 F.
  6. Deflate dough and roll on a floured surface to the size of a large pizza pan.
  7. With a tablespoon, drop creme fraiche around surface of dough, then smear around to fully cover to edges.
  8. Sprinkle pepper over creme fraiche, then top with sliced ham and onions.
  9. Top with mozzarella cheese (only a small amount! No more than ¼ cup).
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking for browning of the top. Crust should be hard when done.
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at