“……… 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.