A flammkuchen or "Tarte Flambée"as they call it, or sometimes also called German pizza is a traditional Alsatian dish. Traditionally, the pizza like dish has a topping of a special kind of sour cream, bacon and onions.
But the beauty of this dish is that it can be made with any toppings you like. It's a perfect recipe for those who enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen.
Learn how to make a fast and easy version of a popular German snack, named Flammkuchen or often called German pizza. This snack is especially popular in the South of Germany and the Alsace region of France. If you love thin crust pizza you will like this snack with it´s thin, crispy crust.
Flammkuchen can be served as a starter, snack or even a main course. The simple dough is made from flour and water, and traditionally adds no yeast, even some recipes nowadays refer to the addition of yeast. After being shaped into the desired size it is placed on top of a hot stone in the oven for about 10 minutes before being taken out to serve right away.
How to make German Pizza aka Flammkuchen Video Tutorial
Authentic Flammkuchen Recipe
German Pizza - Flammkuchen
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 cups water
- 3 large onions
- 4 oz. bacon bits
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- 1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 tbsp. green onions optional
- Preheat the oven to 450 F.
- Add all ingredients for the dough to a bowl and knead for about 10 min.
- Peel and cut the onions into halves. Slice them finely.
- Add ⅛ cup water to a large non-stick pan and fry the onions until translucent.
- Mix sour cream, heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Roll out the dough into a rectangle and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Spread the sour cream mixture evenly on top.
- Sprinkle with bacon bits and onion slices.
- Bake for 20 to 30 min. at 450 F.
- Sprinkle with finely sliced green onions. (optional)
How to Serve Flammkuchen?
Try to serve Flammkuchen immediately as it cools down very quick. Best with a glass of white wine, champagne or sparkling apple juice spritzer.