Since a long time I have been craving for this special pizza or flammkuchen, you see in back in Caracas after the train of capoeira on Fridays, some friends and I used to come up to el Hatillo, a little town founded in 1784, with baroque style, to have dinner after our training. In this beautiful little town was a little tiny restaurant, where the specialties were all kind of pizza; nevertheless they had a special pizza that love, that was with fresh cream, bacon, and leeks, however, I thought that since I came to Europe, my only possibility to enjoy this pizza were or to go back to Venezuela or do it by myself.
One day I was watching Austrian television when it happened to be a cooking program about flammkuchen, for my surprise was exactly my special pizza back in Caracas, finally I decide to make it, and, of course, it brought back a lot of memories, of my capoeira friends, my country, and my special town…But most important I bring you today my recipe!
4 1/4 cups (500 g) flour
1 pinch of salt
1 cup (250 ml) water
4-5 Tablespoons vegetable oil, preferably safflower oil
Combine all the dough ingredients until smooth non-sticky dough forms. This can be done by hand.
Wrap dough with plastic foil and let rest in the fridge for 2 hours.
Preheat your oven to 250 C.
After the dough is ready, put first the fresh cream, the leek cut it in little pieces and the bacon, put it on the oven for 10 min and voilà!