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Flammkuchen, flam-kuche, Flàmmeküeche lit. “flame cake” - many spellings, but all delicious - this is a German dish from the Baden/Alsace border region borrowed from the French (tarte flambée) borrowed from the Italians (pizza).

As a variation you can swap the creme for salsa and tomato to make something closer to pizza.

This makes two flammkuchen.

Tasty easy to make German/French variation on Pizza

Cook time: 5M Prep time: 20M Total time: 25M
Yield: 4
Nutrition: 850 calories


  • 125g white flour
  • 75ml water
  • dash of olive oil
  • half pot of crème fraîche
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • finely sliced red onion
  • small pack of lardons
  • handful of gruyere/parmesan


  1. Mix the flour with the water, olive oil and a pinch of salt until stretchy. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. After 1 hour, switch the oven on to 300C (yes, hot!)
  3. Roll out dough very thinly on a floured surface and transfer to baking parchment on a baking tray.
  4. Mix creme, nutmeg and season and spoon/spread over pastry evenly.
  5. Sprinkle over onion, lardons and cheese.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, or until crispy at the edges.