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VEGETARIAN FLAMMKUCHEN | GERMAN PIZZA

mayurisjikoni
Vegetarian Flammkuchen is a crispy, thin flatbread that is topped with creme fraiche, onion and some cheese. Usually bacon is added also but to make a vegetarian version I left it out. I used creme fraiche, onion, sliced mushrooms and olive slices. Also added some cheese.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
FERMENTING TIME: 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Meal, Starter
Cuisine German
Servings 2 LARGE PIZZA

Ingredients
  

FOR THE PIZZA/FLATBREAD BASE

  • cup all purpose flour or bread flour
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tsp instant active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • extra flour for dusting
  • extra oil greasing

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup grated cheese optional
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • ¼ cup sliced olives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • some olive oil for brushing

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE PIZZA BASE/FLATBREAD

  • Mix flour, yeast and sugar in a bowl.
  • Add salt and mix.
  • Add the warm water and mix everything into a dough.
  • Dust the worktop with some flour.
  • Rub your hands with some oil and transfer the dough to the worktop.
  • Knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes until it becomes smooth and soft.
  • You may need to sprinkle some flour but don't add too much.
  • Use up the 1 tbsp oil in batches while kneading the dough.
  • Grease a bowl with some oil.
  • Shape the dough into a round ball.
  • Transfer to the greased bowl.
  • Cover with a damp towel or a lid. Put it in a warm place. Allow it to ferment till it is double in size.
  • Because the weather is warm, my dough got fermented in 45 minutes.

PREPARATION OF FLAMMKUCHEN | GERMAN PIZZA

  • Preheat the oven to 240°C or 250°C.
  • Grease two baking trays with some olive oil.
  • Keep the toppings ready.
  • Add minced garlic to the creme fraiche and mix well.
  • Deflate the fermented dough gently. Knead it for a few seconds.
  • Divide the dough into 2 parts.
  • Dust the worktop with some flour.
  • Take one part of the dough and roll it out as thin as possible. Do not worry about the shape. It can be round, oval, irregular. Sprinkle little flour in between so that the dough does not stick to worktop.
  • Transfer the rolled dough to the prepared tray.
  • Spread half of the creme fraiche over it.
  • Add half of the mushroom and onion slices. Add half of the olive slices.
  • Sprinkle the parsley, salt and pepper over it.
  • Bake in the hot oven for 10-15 minutes or till the edges are golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining dough.
  • Enjoy hot vegetarian flammkuchen with your chilled beer or wine.

Notes

  • Roll out the dough as thin as possible.
  • Use a pizza stone if you have one.
  • Slice the vegetable toppings as thin as possible as it baking time is less.
  • Add toppings of your choice.
  • I brush a little olive oil on the tray. That makes the base more crispier.
  • Use sour cream instead of creme fraiche.
Keyword Flammekueche recipe, Vegetarian Flammkutchen, Vegetarian German Pizza Recipe