Alsatian Tarte Flambée

The origins of the tarte flambée

Born in the farms of Alsace, the tarte flambée is also called Flammekueche.
At that time, the peasants made this recipe on bread baking day and gathered in the village to share this meal.
Their origins go back to the Middle Ages.
The simple and authentic recipe is easy to make.
The tarte flambée being a traditional Alsatian dish, today the Alsatians carry this recipe in their hearts.
It is very popular with tourists. The pastry is thin and crispy and the topping melts in the mouth.

There are several kinds of Tartes flambées :
Classic : composed of cream, lardons, onions
Gratinée : same composition as the classic one, but with gruyère cheese
Munster : it's the classic one with the addition of Munster, a regional cheese
Forestière : same base as the gratinée with mushrooms
Apple : sweetened flambée tart, it is eaten as a dessert. You will find apples flambées in Calvados with a little cinnamon.

We suggest an easy recipe to prepare yourself.

For the topping :

  • 100 g cottage cheese
  • 150 g fresh cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • smoked bacon
  • onions
  • mushrooms (option)
  • Munster cheese (option)

Preparation of the dough

  1. Prepare the bread dough. Mix the flour, water, oil, yeast and salt. Knead it until it is elastic. If it becomes sticky, add more flour. Leave to rest for one hour at air temperature.
  2. Preheat the wood-fired oven 3/4 hour before baking (for the ALFRED range) or one hour (for the TRADITION range).
  3. In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese with the cream, the egg yolk and season.
  4. Slice onions, mushrooms, Munster cheese, bacon so on.
  5. Roll out the dough into a rectangle.
  6. Spread the filling and add the ingredients of your choice on top
  7. Bake for 2 minutes in the wood-fired oven

Bon appétit... and go here to discover all our recipe ideas with a wood oven!

Good to know: if you are lucky enough to have a garden, you can reuse the cooled ashes in your vegetable garden or at the foot of your rose bushes. Ashes are rich in elements that promote plant growth.


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