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Swabian Onion "Cake"

The GrIStuF Cooking Book

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For the yeast dough:

  • 250 g flour
  • 50 g butter
  • ½ cube of yeast/ 1pckg dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 150 ml milk, lukewarm

For covering:

  • 500 g onions
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml sweet cream
  • Salt
  • Caraway seed
  • 75 g bacon, smoked, cut into cubes (just leave that away to make it vegetarian)
  • Flakes of butter


  1. For the yeast dough: Create a batter. (The first step is only necessary if you use fresh yeast, when using dry yeast, you can mix the flour and yeast together right away)
    To do this, crumble the yeast in a small bowl and dissolve in part of the warmed milk. Then add the sugar and some flour and stir until smooth. The batter should have a viscous consistency. Sprinkle with a little flour and leave covered in a warm place.
  2. If the volume of the dough has doubled, then it has gone sufficiently. Then add this to the flour. Add the salt and milk immediately. Knead the dough and then add the very soft butter. Leave the kneaded dough ready to go.
  3. Line the cake tin with the dough. How high you make the edge depends on the diameter of the shape.
  4. For covering: Braise the finely diced onions in the butter until glassy, ??stirring constantly. This can take a good 10 minutes. However, the onions must not turn brown. Then stir in the flour and let the mixture cool. Only when the yeast dough has gone into shape, add the 2 whisked eggs and the cream and stir in well. Season with enough salt, because the onions need a lot of salt.
  5. Then put the topping in the cake tin covered with the dough and then sprinkle with the smoked ham and caraway seeds. Finally put a few flakes of butter on top.
  6. Bake on the middle shelf in a preheated oven at 200 °C for 35-45 minutes. Serve warm!