Have you over heard of Flammkuchen, a traditional Alsatian dish, also known as Tarte Flambée or Alsatian pizza? It is so simple and at the same time so versatile. Basically you can put on it whatever you like.
Traditionally with creme fraiche, onions and bacon. But very suitable to make the vegetarian way, like I did for this recipe. A sweet touch of fresh figs and honey, the slightly roasted crunchy hazelnuts, the fresh but slightly strong taste of red onion and goat cheese and the always delicious fresh thyme, to me are a match made in heaven.
For me flammkuchen is something special, it brings back great memories and puts a smile onto my face. Walking in the little streets of Eguisheim, le plus beau village du monde, a typical Alsatian village, beautifully located in the Alsace wine region. With narrow streets lined with many of the traditional half-timbered houses. Flammkuchen has never tasted better!
To make this really a quick & festive dish, I have used flammkuchen dough from Tante Fanny. If you are looking for a great alternative to homemade dough, I can highly recommend it. https://www.tantefanny.nl/mijn-deegsoorten/deeg/vers-flammkuchendeeg/ They have a great variety of dough and partly even vegan!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Flammkuchen with fresh figs
A traditional Alsatian dish, also known as tarte flambee or Alsatian pizza. Nice and crispy and full off flavour. If you close your eyes you will find yourself wandering around the streets of the typical Alsatian village, Eguisheim, le plus beau village du monde. Flammkuchen has never tasted better!
- 260 gr flammkuchen dough tante fanny
- 125 ml creme fraiche
- 3 figs
- 50 gr red onion
- 120 gr bettine blanc chevre
- 10 gr hazelnuts
- 3 sprigs thyme leaves only
- 15 ml honey raw
preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celcius (hot air oven).
cut the figs into quarters, slice the onion, crumble the goat cheese and roughly chop the hazelnuts
spray you baking tray with cooking spray. This is a top I got from Tante Fanny: do not use the baking paper, but use cooking spray instead, for a nice a crispy dough! Spread the dough on the baking tray
Spread the creme fraiche evenly over the dough
Add the onion, goat cheese, figs and 3/4 of the hazelnuts and thyme
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
Garnish with honey, the remaining hazelnuts and thyme, and some pepper and salt. Serve with a fresh green salad
If you want it to be even more festive, you can already divide the dough into 4 right after you put it onto your baking tray. This way everybody will have his own tarte flambee
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