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Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...

Alsatian Flammkuchen (Tarte Flambee)

Crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas (serves 8 persons)
Calories per serving 372 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz salted bacon (250 g), salted
  • 7 oz quark cheese (200 g)
  • cup cream (80 ml)
  • 1 ⅓ lb plain flour (600 g)
  • ¼ oz fresh yeast (7 g)
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ⅙ cup water (280 ml)
  • 1 medium red onion sliced finely
  • a handful fresh chives chopped
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the water, caster sugar, yeast, olive oil and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  2. Place this over low heat for 2 minutes. Whisk well until the yeast has dissolved in the lukewarm water. Then take it off the heat. Pour the plain flour in a large mixing bowl and gradually add the yeast water.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  3. Stir the flour well until the water is fully incorporated. You should get a fairly sticky dough.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  4. Then cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel. Let the dough rise at room temperature for 2 hours until it has doubled in size.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  5. Then pour the dough on a floured surface and punch out the air. Knead it well. Add extra flour if it's too sticky. Then divide it into portions. I made 2 pizzas. Then roll the dough out. Don't make it too thin.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  6. Combine the quark cheese and cream in a bowl and season with a good pinch of pepper, salt and nutmeg.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  7. Spread this cream mixture on top of the pizza doughs and sprinkle with the bacon. Season with extra pepper and garnish with sliced onion.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...
  8. Bake the pizzas in a preheated oven at 437°F (225°C) for about 20 minutes until the bottom is crispy. Remove the pizzas, slice them up and sprinkle with chopped chives. Serve hot.

    Yummy crunchy Flammkuchen, a French bacon and fresh cheese pizza from the Alsace region! Made with a very easy pizza dough...