Tarte Flambée

Today, I’m going to show you a really simple recipe when things must go quick. Also, when I’m home alone, I don’t like to prepare a big meal just for myself and eat it alone. I’d either do a quick salad or, if I feel like something hearty, a Flammkuchen or tarte flambée (there is no english word for it, it simply means flambéed cake) is my go-to dish. Traditionally, an Alsace Flammkuchen is topped with sour cream, onions and bacon. My favourite topping though is pear and blue cheese.

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You can easily make the dough yourself (no additives and cheaper), but if you’re in a hurry you can absolutely use the dough you find in the supermarket. Unlike pizza dough, where you can notice a big difference between homemade and bought, Flammkuchen dough tastes really similar when store-bought.

For those of you that want to make the dough yourselves, all you need is 2 tablespoons of oil, water, 200 grams of flour and a pinch of salt.

For the topping, you need (per tart):

  • sour cream (I’ve used lactose free)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • a pear
  • blue cheese
  • salt, pepper and honey

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Place the dough on a griddle (don’t forget to use baking paper to avoid sticking!) and preheat your oven on 220°C / 428°F.

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Spread sour cream on the dough, season with salt and pepper. Cut the pear in thin slices (you can also peel it first) and the onion in thin rings, arrange both on the sour cream. Cut the blue cheese in small pieces and crumble it over the tart. Drizzle some honey on the topping aaand… you’re done!

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Put the tart in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, then enjoy your crispy-thin, delicious Flammkuchen!

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C u Lovies!!

xx Verena