French Thin Crust Pizza

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:58
France
French Thin Crust Pizza
Alsace France

 

 

There’s one thing I love about eating pizza in Europe, it’s a different experience every time.  You can find a variety of pizzas everywhere; it all depends on the country and even the region. Take this pizza for instance; it’s not something you will find all over France as it actually comes from the Alsace region that sits on the German border.  We visited Alsace quite often because it was only an hour away from our home in Germany and we always seemed to order pizza when we were there – with 5 kids what do you expect!  

This Flammekueche is very popular in Alsace, the thin crust pizza is smothered with a delicious crème fraiche with onions and bacon added to it.  So delicious!

 

To find out more about Alsace click here:

http://europescalling.com/Drupal/node/210#sthash.EnRDAqF1.dpbs

 

 

 


 

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time
2 hours
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
2 hours, 25 minutes
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Ingredients

   
For the crust
1 c
lukewarm water
1 pk
active dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
2 1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
Salt
   
For the Topping
1  
large onion (chopped finely)
1 c
cottage cheese
1 c
crème fraîche (sour cream can also be used)
12 oz
bacon (cooked and cut into small pieces)
   
salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Combine the water, yeast and one cup of flour in a large mixing bowl, stir and set aside to proof for five minutes
2. Add salt and remaining flour until it forms a dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth – about ten minutes
3. Place the dough into a bowl, cover and let rise for one hour
4. Punch down and rise again for 30 more minutes
5. Preheat oven to 400°F
6. While waiting for second rise, sauté the onions and cook the bacon
7. Combine the crème fraiche, onions, cheese, bacon, salt and pepper in a bowl
8. Roll out dough onto floured surface and place onto a greased baking tray. Bake in oven for ten minutes then top dough with crème mixture. Bake in oven for another 15 minutes. Voila, you will have yourself one delicious creamy French pizza.

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