Onion Cake (Zwiebelkuchen)

by Bruce Brazil

3 cups flour
1 pkg. Active dry yeast
1 tsp. Salt
tsp. Sugar
1 cup milk
5 tbsp. Oil
8 slices bacon (diced)
3 lbs. Onions (sliced thinly)
16 oz. Sour cream
4 eggs

Pour 2 cups flour into a bowl, add salt and mix. Make a well, pour in yeast, sugar, and 2 tbsp. Warm milk(the milk comes from the 1 cup above). Mix yeast sugar, and milk carefully within the well, do not mix with the flour at this time. Cover the bowl with a cloth and set it in a warm place for 15 mins. Add the remaining warm milk and oil and beat until mixed. Turn out on a counter and knead until smooth, adding the remaining flour as needed. Put dough into a bowl, cover, and let it rise for 15 mins. Place diced bacon in a large skillet and fry until crisp, add onion slices and saute until golden. Drain all grease, season onions with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool. Beat 4 eggs and mix in sour cream, season with salt and pepper, add cooled onions and mix well. Punch down dough and roll out. Line dough in a shallow greased pan (15 x 10 x "). Spread onion mixture over dough and bake in a preheated oven at 400 for 40-45 mins. Slice and serve hot with a salad and dry white wine.