One of Germany’s favorite recipes, Zweibelkuchen is a delightful and simple onion pie packed with exceptional flavor. It’s a cross between a pizza and a quiche!
Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Recipe type: Baked Goods
- 1 package yeast; active dry
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 Cups unbleached flour
- 1 Tablespoon shortening
- 1 Cup water; 120 to 130 degrees F.
- 6 slices bacon, cut up
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- black pepper; as desired
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Cup sour cream
- Mix yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup flour. Blend in shortening and warm water. Beat for 2 minutes. Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
- Knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl.
- Cover and let dough rise in a warm place 1/2 hour. Pat dough into a lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan or onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Press up edges to make a slight rim.
- Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from grease and drain on absorbent paper. Add onions to bacon grease; cook slowly until tender but not brown. Sprinkle onion, bacon, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper over dough.
- Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Blend egg yolk and sour cream. Pour over onions.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until golden brown and sour cream is set. Serve warm or at room temperature.