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    1 hr 15 mins

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    30 mins

    TJW's Note:

    This is a traditional late summer early fall snack, usually served with 'new wine'. It is not a sweet cake, but a nice hearty fall weather dish. I got this off a German website and translated it into English. This recipe is very good, and you will not be disappointed! Good for a potluck, or even a party snack.

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    For the topping


    1. 1
      For the dough:.
    2. 2
      Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk, and add the sugar and a dash of the flour, stir, cover and keep in a warm place for ten minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the rest of the dough ingredients in the pastry mixer and blend until you have a ball.
    4. 4
      Cover and keep in a warm place for twenty minutes until the dough rises.
    5. 5
      Preheat the oven to 225°C.
    6. 6
      Sautée the onion'rings' with the bacon in a large skillet, until the onions are transparent, and soft, but not caramelized.
    7. 7
      This should take about 10-15 minutes.
    8. 8
      In a seperate bowl, mix the eggs, the creme fraiche, the nutmeg, and pepper together with a whisk until well incorporated and smooth.
    9. 9
      Roll the dough out into a flat, large roasting pan (you want something with a slight edge to it) and then pour the onion and bacon mixture over the dough and spread it out to cover the dough evenly.
    10. 10
      Pour the egg-creme fraich mixture over the top and put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 20, 2012


      I had a hard time with this recipe due to the measurements. I tried my best with several metric conversion websites, but the proportions were a bit off. Still, it was a nice hearty dish. The bacon added a very good touch. The egg/creme fraiche sauce was good although it made way too much. Next time, will cut down on the sauce and add a bit more seasoning. This is very much like a pizzaladiere. Thanks for posting!!!

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    • on November 08, 2011


      My German BF and I made this together it was Amazing! We found some PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme and he says it is just the same as the creme fraiche :) we used 2 packages.

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    • on October 23, 2010

      I can't follow this recipe because the measurements are not in teaspoons, tablespoons and cups. Sorry, I don't understand .08 of a lb. Please translate this into American measurements, because I need to make this onion cake.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zwiebelkuchen ( Southwest German Onion Cake)

    Serving Size: 1 (441 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 864.0
    Calories from Fat 509
    Total Fat 56.6 g
    Saturated Fat 30.5 g
    Cholesterol 313.5 mg
    Sodium 450.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    Sugars 7.5 g
    Protein 20.3 g

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