Easy Tarte Flambeé (Flammkuchen) Recipe

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Tarte Flambeé also known as Flammkuchen is a specialty from the region of Alsace. Alsace is located in the eastern part of France next to Germany and Switzerland. The classic Tarte Flambeé is made with just flour, water, salt and oil and topped with onions, crème fraiche and bacon.

But nowadays some top it with zucchini, pumpkin, ham, grated cheese and so on. You can also make Tarte Flambeé as a sweet treat with apple or plum slices sprinkled with cinnamon – sugar. And there you have it, a hearty meal in front of you in no time.

This delicious and crispy onion, bacon and sour cream tart…

  • is very easy to make just like fried battered apple rings
  • requires only a handful of ingredients
  • takes only 40 minutes to make including the preparation time
  • is also very versatile. You can top the tart with any topping of your choice.
  • You can top it with (a) wild garlic/ spring onions or leek instead of onions, (b) with pear/ pumpkin/ figs slices, goat cheese and honey, (c) with slices of salmon and spinach or (d) with ham and rocket leaves. Let your fantasies be the limit.

So if you’re looking for a weeknight dinner, snack or a crowd pleaser recipe then you should definitely give this recipe a try!!

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Easy Tarte Flambeé Recipe

Yield: 2 Tarts (16 slices)
Prep Time: 10 min
Bake Time: 30 min @ 250 °C (482 °F)
Total Time: 40 min

You’ll need

For the base:

– 250 g (8.8 oz/2 cups) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 125 ml (4.2 fl oz/ ½ cup)  lukewarm water
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– a pinch of nutmeg

For the topping:

– 100 g (3.5 oz) store-bought bacon bits/ bacon
– 200 g (7 oz/ ¾ cup) sour cream
– 3 small onions/ 1 large onion
– 1 tablespoon fresh chives (optional)
– salt and pepper

You’ll also need:

– Hand mixer
– 2 bowls
– 2x parchment papers
– spoon, knife & cutting board
– hot water to soak the onions
– kitchen towel/ cling film

Tarte Flambeé (Flammkuchen) step – by – step photo recipe

1. Make the dough: In a bowl combine flour, water, oil and salt. Using your hands or a hand mixer combine the ingredients to a firm dough.

Cover the dough with a kitchen towel or cling film and set aside while preparing the topping.

2. Make the topping: In the meantime preheat the oven to 250°C (482 °F), with both top and bottom heat. Next peel and thinly slice the onions. Put the onions in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for 1 minute and drain. This will get rid of the raw onion taste.

NOTE: You can also put the sliced onion in a bowl with approximately 2 tablespoons of water and put in the microwave for 30 seconds.

3. Cut fresh chives into small pieces and season sour cream with salt and pepper.

4. Roll out dough: Tip the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper/ surface and divide the dough into two equal doughs. Lightly flour the rolling pin. Roll out the dough very thin into a rectangle or any shape of your choice. Carefully put the parchment paper with the rolled out dough on a baking sheet.

5. Top and bake: Spread the cream uniformly thorough over the surface of the rolled out dough. Align onions on the dough spread with cream and sprinkle with bacon bits.

Bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes remove from the oven and bake the second tart. Sprinkle with fresh chives and enjoy.

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Easy Tarte Flambeé (Flammkuchen) Recipe

This delicious and crispy onion, bacon and sour cream tart is very versatile, yeast free, very easy to make, requires only a handful of ingredients and takes only 40 minutes to make including preparation time. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Finger food, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: French, German
Keyword: Flammkuchen, French tart, how to, onion bacon tart, Summer recipes, tart, Tarte Flambeé
Servings: 2 Tarts (16 slices)
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Ingredients

For the base

  • 250 g (8 oz/ 2 cups) plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125 ml (2.2 fl oz/ 1/2 cup) lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • a pinch of nutmeg

For the topping

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) store-bought bacon bits/ bacon
  • 200 g (7 oz/ ¾ cup) sour cream
  • 3 small onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine flour, water, oil and salt. Using your hands or a hand mixer combine the ingredients to a firm dough. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel or cling film and set aside while preparing the topping. In the meantime preheat the oven to 250°C (482 °F), with both top and bottom heat. Next peel and thinly slice the onions. Put the onions in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for 1 minute and drain. This will get rid of the raw onion taste. Cut fresh chives into small pieces and season sour cream with salt and pepper.
  • Tip the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper and divide the dough into two equal doughs. Lightly flour the rolling pin. Thinly roll out the dough into a rectangle or any shape of your choice. Carefully put the parchment paper with the rolled out dough on a baking sheet. Spread the cream uniformly thorough over the surface of the rolled out dough. Align onions on the dough spread with cream and sprinkle with bacon bits. Bake for 15 minutes.
    After 15 minutes remove from the oven and bake the second tart. Sprinkle with fresh chives and enjoy.

Notes

  1.  You can also put the sliced onion in a bowl with approximately 2 tablespoons of water and put in the microwave for 30 seconds.

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