Onion Tart - Zwiebelkuchen

by Joachim Gabel
(Steinheim, Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany)



Onion Tart

  • 4,4 oz all purpose flour
  • ¼ package yeast (about 0.35 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3.5 oz bacon
  • 3 large onions
  • 4 tablespoon cream or 7 oz creme fraiche (French/Alsassienne version)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of ground caraway

  • Place the flour in a bowl, push a hole. Crumble the yeast, add together with salt and beat with the water until the dough detaches from the bowl.
  • Roll out dough and place on a baking sheet, pull up slightly on the edge.
  • Cut the onions into rings and bacon into cubes. Boil in a pan with a little water until tender. Place on the dough.
  • Mix cream (or creme fraiche), eggs and spices. Pour over the onion-bacon mixture.
  • Bake in a 180° C (356° F) oven 15-20 minutes until the desired degree of browning.
  • Makes 4 servings.

    /* Only for information, not part of the recipe!!!
    Depending on a question about Zwiebelkuchen from Sheila Baker Baughman on June 14. I'll give you my recipe. It's no German original, it's self-developed (the original is with a shortcrust instead of a yeast dough) but tastes like all other onion tarts here in Germany */

    German origin: Zwiebelkuchen
    Categories: Baking, Baden-Wurttemberg, France

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    Onion Tart
    by: Anonymous

    It is very similar to mine but I use some beat up egg whites at the end and mix it up gently with all the ingredient comes out wonderful.


    That sounds like a wonderful addition to the recipe.

    Blessings, Gerhild

    Many Thanks
    by: Sheila

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I cannot wait to try it out. I had a neighbor many years ago on an Army base that made this frequently and she always saved me a piece. We both moved on and I never got her recipe. Thank you again.

    Oven temperature
    by: Joachim Gabel

    is about 180° Celsius or 356° Fahrenheit.


    Thanks, Joachim. I'll add that to the recipe. :)

    Oven temp?
    by: Gerhild

    Joachim, your recipe sounds delicious AND easy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    I notice that the oven temperature isn't given nor the size of the baking sheet.

    Would love to have those so I can make this as well. Looks so good!


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