Tarte Flambée d'Alsace - Elsässer Flamkuchen

Recipe from What's For Lunch, Honey? 


21g fresh yeast (approx. 1/2 cube)
600g all-purpose flour, you can also use whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon sugar
400g onions, thinly sliced
300g smokey bacon, cubed
250g sour cream
150g creme fraiche
6 tablespoons canola oil
Salt and pepper


  1. In a small bowl break up the yeast into smaller pieces using your hands. Sprinkle with sugar and mix until the yeast becomes turns liquidy.

  2. In a larger mixing bowl, add flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, oil, 300ml luke-warm water and the yeast-sugar mixture.

  3. Using the kneading hook of you electric hand-held beater, knead the dough until it just starts to come together. Then with your hands knead into a smooth dough ball. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover with a warm damp cloth. Put in a warm dry place to rise for approx. 45 minutes.

  4. Whisk the sour cream and creme fraiche together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Pre-heat the oven to 225 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Divide the dough into four portions.

  6. Roll one portion on a floured surface in a 2-3mm thin oval (approx. 25 x 35cm).

  7. Place on the baking tray and allow to rest for another 20 minutes. Cover the remaining dough balls.

  8. Spread 1/4 of the sour cream and creme fraiche mixture on the rolled out oval, sprinkle with 1/4 bacon and 1/4 sliced onions.

  9. Bake in the oven on the lowest rack for 8-10 minutes. Take out and cut into 4 pieces and serve immediately.

  10. Repeat the steps 6 to 9 until you've used up the remaining three dough balls.

Serving tip: Serve with a large green salad and chilled Federwießer or fruity white wine