“……… I DO THIS, MY WAY! …..”
G O A L ! …..
….. and my version of German Zwiebelkuchen.
As most (if not all) of you know by now the Football World Championship is on.
Last Sunday the match was Germany vs Mexico.
Jo and I settled down in front of our TV anticipating (and keeping fingers crossed) that Germany would beat Mexico, although by a narrow margin.
But what disappointment was in store for us. I am no football expert but it looked like the Germans played a game not up to their usual standard and their fans expectations.
And so when the first goal came in the first half – it was for Mexico.
Jubilation on their side, despair on my home country’s side!
And despite a bit more effort in the second half and a few near (goal) misses, the game ended 0:1.
Congratulations Mexico and ‘better luck next time’ Germany!
And since I did not want to spend too much time in the kitchen I made one of our long time ‘fast food’ dishes. No pizza for us – I cannot remember ever having eaten a pizza on our many trips to Italy or anywhere else. But ‘Zwiebelkuchen’ (Onion cake) – now that is a different matter.
So here my recipe I like to share with you:
225 g flour
110 ml water
25 g butter
1 pack (2 tsp) dry yeast
Pinch of salt and sugar.
And for the Filling:
400 g Onions, thinly sliced
150 g Bacon, cut into small cubes
1 Tbsp Oil
100 ml cream
125 g Cheese (I used Cheddar), grated
Salt, Nutmeg, Pepper, to taste
And this is how I made it:
In a bowl mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Once done add the cold water and the softened butter and knead this into a dough. Let this rest for app 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough and line a Quiche-dish, which you have buttered before, (if you double this recipe then it’s better to use a baking sheet).
In a bowl mix together eggs, cream, salt, nutmeg and pepper.
Now heat up the butter and some oil and add the onions and bacon frying this mixture only until colour changes slightly. Remove pan from fire and add egg/cream mixture. Check your spices.
Now add everything on top of the dough lined dish, sprinkle a generous amount of cheese over this.
Bake in the preheated oven at 200 C ca. 30 minutes.
Serve with a nice dry white wine or a lovely chilled beer. Prost!!!
That’s it – enjoy.
Oh dear! I’m sure Germany will come back and surprise us all. I’m not football orientated, but it’s still nice to have your home team win. I’m definitely food orientated and very keen to try your Zwiebelkuchen.
🙂 🙂 thanks MD. I am not a football fan either (Rugby I prefer). I am glad you will try my Zwiebelkuchen.
Sorry to hear your team didn’t do as well as hoped for. I don’t follow the sport but I know that many do and this is an exciting time of the year for them. The onion cake … though it looks similar to a quiche to me … looks delicious. (I’m curious as to the purpose of the yeast in the crust since it’s not given any time to actually rise etc.)
Thanks Ann for your comment, and yes it could be called Quiche:). But re the yeast – sadly cannot ask my mother again why she mentioned yeast in her recipe – all I can tell you that I made this dish for decades now with yeast, but next one I will try without.
Just curious. 🙂
*smile* Being a mad road cycling, Formula 1 racing, swimming and diving gal, football is not quite my ‘thing’ either ! The popular Australian codes with their very rough manners and mores do not attract but our multicultural and very sporty nation has espoused soccer by now and we do have quite a well-spoken-of team in Russia. Wish you well even if not at our possible expense 🙂 ! If that is possible . . . . enjoy!!!
Just saw Denmark:Australia (1:1) – much much better game then the German one. A. played rather well!!! I loved Formula 1 in my younger days, Rugby instead of Football, Squash and Tennis instead of Cricket! 🙂 🙂 🙂
A silly comment, I know 🙂 ! Since the future queen of Denmark is an Australian gal that result would be rather diplomatic methinks 🙂 !
The best game is sitting at your table and eating your delicious food. We are all winners! Hugs and love!!
🙂 Rebecca, you are most welcome at our table anytime. Thanks and hugs to you, too.
I’ve made onion pie before. Its not the same texture as your dish, but it had similar ingredients. I loved it. I’ll bet Id love this!
Thank you, Jeff and I hope you really will try my Zwiebelkuchen.