Flammkuchen

I forgot how much we enjoyed Flammkuchen,   also known as Tarte Flambee.  It has been over 16th months since I made it last.  
I prefer a yeast crust, and since I was making bread  anyway, that is what I used.  Although the traditional Flammkuchen does not use a yeast crust.
The topping is just three simple ingredients. 
Creme Fraiche, Sauted Onions and Bacon.

Flammkuchen
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(from Beyond Burgers and Bratwurst)

For dough:
2 cups Flour
2.5 Tbsp Oil
2/3 cup Water
1/4 tsp salt

For toppings:

1 cup Crème Frâiche

1 onion (can be red or sweet onions)
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4lb Bacon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 clove Garlic

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Combine ingredients for crust. The dough shouldn’t be sticky and should turn smooth and slightly stretchy. Roll out the dough as thinly as possible and place on a baking sheet or pizza pan or stone.

Thinly slice onions and sauté in butter until clear (don’t caramelize). Cook bacon until crisp. I prefer to cook bacon in the oven for a nice even crispness. Finely chop garlic and add it with seasonings to the cream.

Spread the creme fraiche over the rolled out dough and top with the bacon and onions.

Bake for around 10-15 minutes, or until the dough has begun to create bubbles and you see nice browning (you don’t want burnt!).

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my, Ann ~ that looks soo mouthwateringly delicious. The most beautiful Flammkuchen ever. I must try to make this sometime soon, those flavors are heavenly together! Very nice. Yummy!

  2. Kathy Walker says:

    I would love to have a slice right now! It is beautiful and I know it is tasty. Yummy flavors.

  3. Carolyn™ says:

    Yummy and so simple.

  4. Gerry Speirs says:

    Bacon and onion! I need to try this…where do I sign up?Gerry, Foodness Gracious

  5. This is a new dish for me…but my bacon happy family would be all for it. Beautiful photos, Ann!

  6. Marysol says:

    I may not be able to pronounce the name of this beautiful tart, but seriously, my only concern at this time is how to get it from your table to mine!

  7. probably this is my first visit here…gorgeous space you have..very interesting posts..Am your happy follower now..:)do stop by mine sometime..Tasty AppetiteEvent: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

  8. Cathy says:

    It may be simple but I can imagine how delicious this is. I would go with the red onions, my favorite.

  9. OMG – amazing! that looks beyond delicious.

  10. I was just looking at our old posts on this recipe and was remembering how good it was! Your photos have my stomach growling for a slice!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Like you, I used a yeast pizza crust. I couldn't resist sprinkling a little parmesan on top before baking. Divine!

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