Zwiebelkuchen (German onion pie)

Zwiebelkuchen (German onion pie)

Based on 8 ratings
Christian Ruß

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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"Traditional Zwiebelkuchen can also be made with bacon. For me, it’s important to use a fresh sourdough starter (you can buy it in a bakery or grocery stores), because it suits the sweet onions best. Have fun cooking and enjoying this dish!"

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
40
min.
Baking
90
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
onions
¼ tsp
maple syrup
½ tbsp
water (lukewarm)
½ tbsp
fresh yeast
20 g
fresh sourdough starter
65 g
rye flour
12½ g
butter (soft)
¼ tbsp
salt
37½ ml
milk
½
eggs
37½ ml
heavy cream
25 g
sour cream
¼ tsp
ground caraway
vegetable oil (for greasing)
flour (for dusting)
salt
pepper
MetricImperial

Utensils

1 bowl, 1 whisk, 1 stand mixer with dough hook, plastic wrap, 1 bowl (small), 1 cutting board, 1 knife, 1 frying pan, 1 cooking spoon, 1 bowl (large), 1 oven, 1 rolling pin, 1 springform pan (10 in.)

How-To Videos

how-to-make-fried-onions

How to make fried onions

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Homemade sourdough starter

how-to-cut-an-onion

How to cut an onion

Nutrition per serving

Cal348
Protein9 g
Fat19 g
Carb41 g
  • Step 1/5

    Break fresh yeast into a bowl with lukewarm water. Add maple syrup and whisk to combine. Let rest for 5 min, or until bubbles form. Melt butter. In a stand mixer, add rye flour, fresh sourdough starter, butter, salt, milk, and yeast-syrup mixture. Knead until a smooth dough forms. Dust with some flour to prevent sticking, then form into a ball. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
    • ½ tbsp fresh yeast
    • ½ tbsp water (lukewarm)
    • ¼ tsp maple syrup
    • 12½ g butter (soft)
    • 65 g rye flour
    • 20 g fresh sourdough starter
    • ¼ tbsp salt
    • 37½ ml milk
    • flour (for dusting)
    • 1 bowl
    • 1 whisk
    • 1 stand mixer with dough hook
    • plastic wrap
    • 1 bowl (small)

    Break fresh yeast into a bowl with lukewarm water. Add maple syrup and whisk to combine. Let rest for 5 min, or until bubbles form. Melt butter. In a stand mixer, add rye flour, fresh sourdough starter, butter, salt, milk, and yeast-syrup mixture. Knead until a smooth dough forms. Dust with some flour to prevent sticking, then form into a ball. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

  • Step 2/5

    Thinly slice onions. In a frying pan with vegetable oil, add onion and fry for approx. 15 min. over medium heat, or until translucent. Sprinkle with flour and fry for 1 min. more. Remove from heat and let cool.
    • onions
    • vegetable oil (for greasing)
    • flour (for dusting)
    • 1 cutting board
    • 1 knife
    • 1 frying pan
    • 1 cooking spoon

    Thinly slice onions. In a frying pan with vegetable oil, add onion and fry for approx. 15 min. over medium heat, or until translucent. Sprinkle with flour and fry for 1 min. more. Remove from heat and let cool.

  • Step 3/5

    In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with cream, sour cream, salt, caraway and pepper.
    • ½ eggs
    • 37½ ml heavy cream
    • 25 g sour cream
    • ¼ tsp ground caraway
    • salt
    • pepper
    • 1 bowl (large)

    In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with cream, sour cream, salt, caraway and pepper.

  • Step 4/5

    Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle larger than your pan, and transfer it to the greased springform pan. Let it rise again for approx. 30 min.
    • flour (for dusting)
    • vegetable oil (for greasing)
    • 1 oven
    • 1 rolling pin
    • 1 springform pan (10 in.)

    Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle larger than your pan, and transfer it to the greased springform pan. Let it rise again for approx. 30 min.

  • Step 5/5

    Press the dough to flatten the bottom and layer with onions. Cover with egg and cream mixture. Transfer to the oven and bake at 200ºC/400ºF for 35 – 40 min. Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

    Press the dough to flatten the bottom and layer with onions. Cover with egg and cream mixture. Transfer to the oven and bake at 200ºC/400ºF for 35 – 40 min. Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

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