Homemade Flammkuchen

We make our hot dog pizza (here) once every two months or so but we decided this week to try making our own Flammkuchen.  I have mentioned Flammkuchen (tarte flambée) before, especially when we visited France over Easter.  It is like a pizza but with very thin dough & topped with cream, onions & ham.  We used a German recipe, which can be found here.  It was really simple & great tasting.  We might have to alternate between hot dog pizza & flammkuchen now!

For the dough: 400g All-purpose flour (Mehl Type 550), 20g Yeast (1 pkg of Hefe), 1/4L Warm Water, 3Tbsp Olive Oil

Mix the flour & yeast together.


Add in the oil.


Add the water.


Work the dough until all the ingredients are mixed.


Place a towel over the dough & set aside for about 30 minutes for the dough to rise.


While waiting for the dough, you can prepare the sauce & toppings.

Sauce: 200g Cream (süße Sahne), 150g Sour Cream (saure Sahne), Salt & Pepper

Combine the cream & sour cream.

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Add in a pinch of salt & some pepper.  Stir & set aside until ready to make the Flammkuchen.


Toppings: 1 medium Onion, 125g Ham (speck)

Slice the onions into quarter pieces.


Dice up the ham.


Once the dough is ready, take 1/4 of dough & roll it out into an oval or circle (whatever matches the pan you are using).  The dough should be very thin.


Spread the sauce over the dough.  It will be runny but that is okay.  Add enough to fully cover the dough.


Top with the onions & ham.  I requested one side to be ham-free. 


Bake in the oven at 220C (428F) for 10-15 minutes.


We were able to make two Flammkuchen with the sauce & the toppings.  We then had around half of the dough remaining.  We are going to use it for something else later in the week but you could freeze it for making pizza or Flammkuchen another time.

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