Flammkuchen or Tarte Flambée is a traditional Alsatian and South German dish. The base is always a bread or yeast dough and is traditionally topped with creme fraiche, bacon and onions.
Flammkuchen is also this months topic of the #ichbacksmir challenge by Clara of the blog tastesheriff. Therefore on a Friday night I had the dough prepared and started baking Flammkuchen with my brother.
We decided to go for a savoury (traditional) and sweet (not so traditional) version…that way you have a main and a dessert in one :).
For the savoury version you roll out the dough thinly (just use a simple yeast-dough) and preheat the oven to around 180 degrees. Cut 1 onion and 1 pack of bacon and season 200g of creme fraiche to your taste. Spread the creme fraiche on the rolled out dough and sprinkle with bacon and onions.
Bake the Flammkuchen for around 15 minutes or until done.
For the sweet version you sweeten the creme fraiche with a bit of dark sugar and make crumbles out of 200g sugar, 200g flour, 100g butter. Just melt the butter and add sugar and flour. Mix together until you have…crumbles :). Finally you need a few fresh berries (I used raspberries and blueberries).
Roll out the dough and spread the creme fraiche mix on it. Now top with berries and the crumbles.
Bake for around 20 minutes, until the dough is crispy (it might take a little longer as the berries are quite wet.
I hope you enjoy the Flammkuchen!