Elsässer Flammkuchen

Flammkuchen is a speciality from Alsace in the East of France. This is the first time I have attempted making it at home, mainly because there are amazing ones available on christmas markets and some shops ;)… I think it turned out quite well eventhough I’m lacking the folding skills and the dough wasnt quite like the ones I have had before. Next time with a sourdough maybe?


Anyways it was absolutely delicious and the smell lured all my housemates to the kitchen!

For 2 portions:
400g strong white bread flour
7g dried yeast (1 packet)
1 tablespoons olive oil
250ml tepid water
300ml (low fat) creme fraiche
4 slices of lean bacon medallion (or better: Speck)
1 large onion

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil and salt into the oil. Add yeast and water and knead for 5-10 minutes. Leave to rise in a warm place (for 1-3 hours).

Preheat the oven to a very high temperature (about 210°C), heat up the baking tray.

Roll out portions of the dough into the shape of your choice and fold over the edges of the dough. Cover the inside with creme fraiche and top with chopped onion and bacon (Speck).

I sprinkled over some Mozzarella cheese, but the traditional recipe does not contain any cheese and tastes absolutely fine.

Place each piece of dough on parchment paper and bake on the hot baking tray until crispy brown (about 10 minutes).


Printable PDF version:
Elsässer Flammkuchen

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