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Title: Speckzelten (Speckplatz)
Categories: Pork German
Yield: 4 Servings

500gFlour (4 1/2 cups less 1 Tbsp)
1/4lMilk (1 cup plus 1 Tbsp)
10gYeast (.35 oz)
30gButter (2 Tbsp)
  Topping A:
300gRaw smoked lean bacon, finely diced (10 1/2 oz)
1 Egg yolk
1tbCaraway seed
1smOnion, finely chopped
  Topping B:

From the Ries area.

These bacon tarts can be made in two ways. The dough base is always the same, however, the topping is different.


In a bowl, mix the flour and salt. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in half the lukewarm milk. Form a well in the flour, and pour the yeast mixture into this well. Dust the liquid with flour, and cover the bowl. Let rest, in a warm spot, for 1/2 hour. Then add the melted butter and knead and beat the dough until it starts to form small bubbles. Shape into rounds that are about half a finger's width thickness and about 5 inches in diameter. Tweak the edges of the dough into a raised rim. Cover the dough circles with

A) egg yolk and then lightly press in the bacon and add the remainder of the ingredients, OR

B) lard and then lightly press in the cracklings. Season with salt.

Bake at medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 4.

From: D'SCHWAEBISCH' KUCHE' by Aegidius Kolb and Leonhard Lidel, Allgaeuer Zeitungsverlag, Kempten. 1976. (Translation/Conversion: Karin Brewer) Posted by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 9/92