Easy, Healthy, Refleshing Pizza – Tarte Flambée (flammkuechen)
Easy, Healthy, Refleshing Pizza-Tarte Flambée (flammkuchen) is for…
I’ve heard of tarte flambée, but what kind of food is it? Is it easy to make?
I’m in the mood for pizza, but I want to cut back on the calories.
I want to make pizza easily with ingredients I have in the fridge!
When I was 21 years old, I stayed in Munich, Germany for a year as a working holiday.
Germany is famous for its Christmas markets, and it was there that I came across this flammkuechen.
Flammekueche (Alsatian; Standard German: Flammkuchen), or tarte flambée (French), is a speciality of the region of Alsace, German-speaking Moselle, Baden and the Palatinate. It is composed of bread dough rolled out very thinly in the shape of a rectangle or oval, which is covered with fromage blanc or crème fraîche, thinly sliced onions and lardons.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammekueche
Recently, about 10 years after my working holiday (I’m getting old…), I thought to myself, “That was delicious. I thought, “I wish I could eat that again,” so I adapted this recipe to make it easier to make, based on my memory and a recipe from a local recipe.
I tried it with sour cream, cream cheese, and drained yogurt, but I liked the cream cheese the best. LOL!
If you don’t have an oven, you can probably do it by placing a baking sheet on a pan, covering it with a lid, and baking it over medium heat.
This crispy taste is a favorite of Japanese people, so please try it for lunch on your days off.
Easy, Healthy, Refleshing Pizza-Tarte Flambée (flammkuechen)
For the dough:
150 g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
Bacon, or ham
1/2 white onion (or 1/4 onion)
200 g sour cream (or cream cheese)
*If you want to make it healthier, you can use drained yogurt!
A sprinkle of salt
Black pepper to taste
- Put the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl, add half the water, and knead. When the dough comes together, add water a little at a time, and when the dough is moist enough to absorb into the skin, stop adding water. (The amount of water required will vary depending on the season. Adjust the amount of water as you see fit.
- When the dough has no lumps and comes together, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rise for 20 minutes. While waiting, prepare the ingredients. Cut the bacon and ham into cubes and the green onions into thin rounds. Onions and spinach also go well.
- Stretch the risen dough with a cotton swab. The key is to make it about 2 mm thick and thin so that it will be crispy when baked. Place the stretched dough on a baking sheet. At this point, heat the oven to 200°C.
- Spread sour cream (or cream cheese or drained yogurt) on top of the toppings in the manner of tomato sauce on a pizza. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.