mit Mürbeteig (short crust)

German Onion Cake with a short crust

Zwiebelkuchen, Flammenküche, Flammenkuchen depending on where you are located ,are both similar to a pizza, topped with a sour cream or cream fraiche base, onions and bacon. Zwiebelkuchen is traditional to serve in Autumn. It is traditional to drink Federweisser, (a new wine) with it.

Another great         Kitchen Project             Recipes from a German Grandma              Recipe Request                German OnlineShop


2 cups coarsely chopped onions (3 large.)
2 Tablespoons butter (1/4 stick)
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 tsp. baking powder
6 Tablespoons softened butter
3/4 to 1 cup milk

1 well beaten egg
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp. caraway seed (optional)
1/4 tsp. paprika



Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

1.In a medium skillet, sauté the onions in butter over low heat until they JUST BEGIN to brown, 15 minutes .Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, the marjoram and the pepper. Set aside to cool.

2. . In a food processor bowl or mixing bowl, place flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and remaining salt and mix.

3. Add the softened butter, process or mix until texture of soft crumbs.

4. Add milk; mix quickly to form soft dough.

5. Oil a 10 inch round cake pan (springform is good); lightly using fingers spread dough out evenly.

You can also do this on a sheet pan and make a ridge around the edge.

6. Spread cooked onion over top.

7. Beat egg and sour cream together. Spoon mixture over onion, spread to edge of pan.

8.Sprinkle paprika and poppycaraway seeds lightly.

9. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, remove from pan and then cut into pieces.

Donated by Cindy Strawser.

FlammenKüche on the BBQ

ZwiebelKuchen Heike



Our Family

from a
German Grandma

Browse Through Our Book Here

Comes with 28 Bonus Step by Step Recipes with color pictures.

See the whole list of Bonus Recipes with step by step pictures



Looking for another recipe?

Enter your recipe request and search


Where to shop for German Foods and Things

I order from the German Deli more frequently than ever.
I try to get in bulk to make the shipping dollars count.
Also there are sales all the time I like to take advantage of.
They are nice folks. If you don't believe me call them.
and tell them Stephen Block sent you from the German Goodies Newsletter
Shop for German Food

Go here and search for all kinds of German Food

Shop for German Clothing,
Cooking equipment for German Food,
Fun German stuff

more information

Come in and Shop!

From the German Plaza

Do you have a question or comment on this recipe?
make sure you put the recipe name in the subject line

Listen to German Music
Listen to the Chicken Dance, and download it
CD's recommendations and links

Do you have a German Name?
Also what your German name means

Do you want to learn to speak a little German?
Learn one word a day.

Explore your German Heritage
Find out if your relatives came over through Ellis Island and more good links




Back to top

E-Mail The Webmaster
© 1998- to present The Kitchen Project 

Last updated October 30, 2016