Alsatian Tarte Flambée

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The tart flambée is incredibly tasty and can be prepared with a variety of toppings.

 

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 35 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 416 / Protein 17g / Carbohydr. 48g / Fat 17g

Ingredients (4 servings)

170 gall-purpose flour
80 gwhole rye flour
100 mlwater (lukewarm)
25 gfresh yeast
1egg
180 gstreaky bacon
1onion
0.5 bunchchives
140 gcrème fraîche
15 mlolive oil
salt
pepper
flour for work surface

Utensils

baking tray, oven, baking paper, large bowl, small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, paper towel, standing mixer (optional), rolling pin

Wine Tip

Silvaner, Alsace, 2011
This fine, elegant wine has a pronounced fruitiness which does not clash with the hearty aroma of the flambé. Especially refreshing when enjoyed between 10 – 12°C/54°F.

Step 1

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Work the yeast, wheat and whole rye flour, and egg into a smooth dough. Cover and let rise for approx. 25 – 30 min.

large bowl, standing mixer

25 g fresh yeast / 100 ml water (lukewarm) / 170 g all-purpose flour / 80 g whole rye flour / 1 egg

Step 2

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Add salt and olive oil to the dough and knead until fully incorporated. Cover and allow to rise for approx. 40 – 45 min.

0.5 tsp salt / 15 ml olive oil

Step 3

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 240°C/ 465°F. Finely dice bacon and cut onion into half rings. Cut chives finely.

oven, cutting board, knife

180 g streaky bacon / 1 onion / 0.5 bunch chives

Step 4

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Sauté the bacon and onion in a small frying pan and then transfer onto a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

kitchen towel, small frying pan, cooking spoon

Step 5

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Divide the dough into two equal pieces and roll out each until flat on a work surface sprinkled with flour. Transfer to a lined baking tray.

baking tray, parchment paper, rolling pin

flour for work surface

Step 6

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Spread crème fraîche evenly over the flatbreads and season with salt and pepper.

cooking spoon

140 g crème fraîche / salt / pepper

Step 7

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Next, sprinkle the bacon and onion mixture evenly onto the crème fraîche.

Step 8

Alsatian Tarte Flambée

Bake in a preheated oven at 240°C/ 465°F for approx. 15 – 20 min. until golden brown. Sprinkle chives on top before serving and enjoy straight from the oven.

oven