Sauerkraut on Bread Dough


This German appetizer goes really well with a crisp Riesling or German beer!

Prep Time:
2 hrs
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
1 baking sheet


  • 1 (0.6 ounce) cake compressed fresh yeast

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cup clarified butter, melted

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seed

  • ground nutmeg to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (20 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
21g Fat
25g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 219mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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