"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Sunday, February 07, 2010


OH MY!!!!! This is so good.    
 Dana of Danalicious shared the recipe for Flammkuchen  also known as Tarte Flambee that she found on  Beyond Burgers and Bratwurst. 
 This is so unbelievably good.    
I wasn't sure, as I was putting it together whether I was going to like it.  I knew that Moe would because he loves anything with lots of onions.   The creme fraiche contributes this wonderful creamy, almost cheese like flavour. Reminiscent of Quiche Lorraine.

Dana mentioned in her post that she would prefer a yeast dough.  So I used French Baguette dough that had been in the fridge since Wednesday,  Rolled it very thin so that the crust was crispy, but still had a little "chew" to it.     I found that it took almost  25 minutes to bake rather than the 10 to 15 minutes.   I think the difference was related to the yeast crust.

I highly recommend giving this recipe a try.  It is sure to be come a favourite.

(from Beyond Burgers and Bratwurst)
NOTE:  I use a yeast dough crust.
For dough:
2 cups Flour
2.5 Tbsp Oil
2/3 cup Water
1/4 tsp salt

For toppings:
1 cup Crème Frâiche
1 onion (can be red or sweet onions)
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4lb Bacon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 clove Garlic

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Combine ingredients for crust. The dough shouldn’t be sticky and should turn smooth and slightly stretchy. Roll out the dough as thinly as possible and place on a baking sheet or pizza pan or stone.

Thinly slice onions and sauté in butter until clear (don’t caramelize). Cook bacon until crisp. I prefer to cook bacon in the oven for a nice even crispness. Finely chop garlic and add it with seasonings to the cream.

Spread the creme fraiche over the rolled out dough and top with the bacon and onions.

Bake for around 10-15 minutes, or until the dough has begun to create bubbles and you see nice browning (you don’t want burnt!).


  1. This looks delicious, Ann. I'm going to have to make this - maybe tonight!!

  2. Ann, I've had a very similar recipe for years that called for a tart pan. It was given to me by a friend whose grandmother made it. She never had a name for it-simply onion tart. Your version looks fabulous! I'll be trying it Thank you!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. I have had this many times but not in a pizza shape....yours looks wonderful!
    I want a piece right now!
    L xo

  4. Ann..what's not to like? I just went snowshoeing..this would be divine!!!!

  5. I'm glad you liked it. It looks wonderful.

  6. Now this sounds absolutely lovely!! I will definitely give this a try!!

  7. I'm smelling this from here. Oh, yes, deeee-lish! I'll take a big wedge of that, please. And I'd probably overcome my shyness and ask for another!

  8. I have never heard of a Flammkuchen before. I would love to try this. It looks so good.

  9. I am going to concur....I think by the very nature of the ingredients that this MUST be a winner. Love love love it all..

  10. This looks lovely! I may have to make one!

  11. Hello dear Ann, thank you so much for featuring this recipe (and thank you to Dana, too!) It looks fabulous.

    Finally our colds are passing and we can "taste" again! lol.

    I know this would be such a treat. Your photos are sublime. xo

  12. Oh my, this looks wonderful, Ann. Who could resist the toppings you've used. I was planning on making pizza today. I must try your version.

  13. I've heard about this recipe, and I keep telling myself I should make it. I'm not afraid of yeast, but have been enviously seeing your beautiful work with baguettes and shaped breads. (I've been remiss in leaving comments, sorry). I will write down this on my "must make" list (which keeps growing). I love creme fraiche!


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