This German appetizer goes really well with a crisp Riesling or German beer!
Crumble the yeast into a small bowl. Pour in the sugar and water, and stir with a fork until the yeast has dissolved. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then stir in the salt and clarified butter.
Pour the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Stir in the yeast mixture, then knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 12 minutes. Return dough to the bowl, cover with a cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
While dough is rising, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until nearly crispy; drain off fat. Mix together the sour cream, eggs, caraway seed, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a bowl until smooth. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Roll out the dough into a rectangle to fit a baking sheet. Place the dough onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with bacon. Evenly cover the dough with well drained sauerkraut, then drizzle the sour cream and egg mixture over the sauerkraut.
Bake on the middle rack of the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until bread is browned on the top and underneath. Let cool slightly, then cut into squares to serve.
Per Serving: 315 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 99.4mg; sodium 680.2mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.