The German region Allgäu is a very popular region of Germany’s South. There you find beautiful pastures with cows, farms where they make all kinds of dairy products. Many cheese and milk products come from the Allgäu. It is a great place for a skiing or hiking vacation. You find charming bed and breakfast places and Inns serving these delicious food specialties such as the “Speckfladen” which is a thin flat pancake topped with the famous German Speck (bacon) similar to the “Flammkuchen” from the Alsace.
The Allgau Specialty Recipe Speckfladen is easy to make you just need the typical German speck. You find this special bacon at Schaller & Weber. They smoke the bacon the German traditional way. If you can don’t use American cheese for this recipe. Use Swiss, German or Austrian cheese because you get a better taste – it’s the special little thing that makes this dish so flavorful. Happy Cooking!
200 g flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 dash salt
4 tbsp sunflower or canola oil
125 ml butter milk
200 g Speck, German bacon or alternatively cooked ham
salt, pepper to taste
200 g sour cream
100 g grated cheese such as Emmenthaler, Gruyere, or Irish cheese