Flammekuche (Tarte flambée) is an Alsatian -Mosellan (East of France) dish. It’s typical and so delicious you’ll not regret to try this French recipe !!
Flammekuche is the word in alsatian, a language still spoken in Alsace, mostly by the elders. In French we say Tarte flambée, it means flamed tart.
Preparation: 20minutes + 1h resting time
Cooking time: 8 minutes
For the dough (You can also buy it)
- 500g flour
- 1 tbsp of yeast
- 25cl water
- 25g butter
- 1 pinch of salt
For the topping
- 500g of greek yogurt
- 150g heavy whipping cream
- 200g onions
- 300g sliced bacon
- 100g Munster cheese
Preparation of the flammekuche (tarte flambée in french)
- Mix the yeast with the water until it dissolves.
- Knead it with the flour and the salt by hand or using an electric mixer until you get a ball of dough. Add the softened butter. The dough should become smooth.
- Leave to rest for 1 hour.
- In the meantime, chop and cook the onions in a frying pan with a bit of oil, until they are transparent but not golden. Set aside.
- Mix the fresh cheese with the cream, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
- After an hour’s resting, roll out the pastry. The pastry must be as thin as possible. Give it a rectangular shape.
- Arrange a few spoonfuls of the cream mix on the pastry. Spread the onions evenly on top, then the bacon. Cut the Munster cheese into rough pieces and sprinkle on top.
- Cook under the grill at 400°F (200°c) for 8 minutes.
Enjoy this delicious flammekuche during the winter with a good glass of a Riesling, or Pinot gris (alsatian wine) and some friends !