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Flammkuchen Recipe

This delicious Flammkuchen recipe is easy to prepare and rewards your work with delicious flavours. The quantities below are for 4 portions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Alsatian
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Dough resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Flammkuchen dough recipe

  • 500 g flour I used 400g strong white flour and 100g wholemeal flour; however if you can get your hands on strong 00 flour this will work even better
  • 7 salt
  • 7 dried yeast
  • 320 g warm water
  • A little olive oil

Flammkuchen sauce and toppings

  • 12  strips of bacon cut into small squares or cubes
  • 2 onions finely sliced into rings
  • 250 g crème fraiche or sour cream
  • 230 g natural Greek Yoghurt
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme optional

Instructions

How to make Flammkuchen

  • Combine all dough ingredients in a large bowl to form a rough dough.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes until you have a smooth, elastic, stretchy and velvety dough.
  • Place the dough back into your bowl and cover with a lid.
  • Leave to rest for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature (or overnight in the fridge).
  • Preheat the oven and a baking tray to 250°C (the highest temperature possible) 30 minutes before the bake. If you have a pizza stone, preheat the oven and the pizza stone 1 hour before.
  • Divide the dough into 4 parts (8 parts for smaller sized Flammkuchen). I use a dough scraper to do this.
  • Shape each part into a ball and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the crème fraiche and yoghurt in a small bowl, add the nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Roll out the dough pieces (2-3 mm) and transfer to sheets of baking paper.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and leave to rest for about 15 minutes.
  • Fry the bacon strips briefly until almost cooked, don't let them get crispy.
  • Fry the onion rings in the same pan until slightly browned.
  • If you are making all 4 (or 8 small) Flammkuchen but baking only one, two (or a few) at a time, don't add the topping to all of them at once. One by one works better as the topping doesn't melt into the dough that way.
  • Evenly and generously spread the cream mixture onto the dough (you want a really thick coating in order for the finished product not to be too dry), leave a small border around the edge (this will turn golden-brown and crispy).
  • Scatter the onion rings and bacon on top and sprinkle with thyme.
  • Slide the sheet of baking paper with the prepared Flammkuchen onto the preheated baking tray and bake for about 12 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned and the bottom is crisp. Repeat until all Flammkuchen are baked.
  • Serve immediately.