Saturday Blog Showcase #5

Ann at Thibeault’s Table is this weeks host for Saturday Blog Showcase. For instructions on how to participate and the links to everyone else who posted this week be sure to check out her blog. Next week Lori at All That Splatters will be the host.

This week the same friend who went to cooking class with me helped make Flammkuchen also known as Tarte Flambée. She expalined it to me as french fast food home cooking. So refer to it as french pizza. We used a recipe from Beyond Burgers and Bratwurst and now I think I have another new favorite food. Again I was not completely satisfied with the crust so I would like to try it again with a yeast dough crust but we chose that particular recipe because we didn’t have a lot of time to let it rise and sit and such. The dough was very easy to roll very thin. This recipe was a fast simple delicious treat! We had it with bacon wrapped asparagus, some broccoli in brown butter and foie gras. I added a glass of wine on the side of mine.

(from Beyond Burgers and Bratwurst)

For dough:
2 cups Flour
2.5 Tbsp Oil
2/3 cup Water
1/4 tsp salt

For toppings:
1 cup Crème Frâiche
1 onion (can be red or sweet onions)
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4lb Bacon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 clove Garlic

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Combine ingredients for crust. The dough shouldn’t be sticky and should turn smooth and slightly stretchy. Roll out the dough as thinly as possible and place on a baking sheet or pizza pan or stone.

Thinly slice onions and sauté in butter until clear (don’t caramelize). Cook bacon until crisp. I prefer to cook bacon in the oven for a nice even crispness. Finely chop garlic and add it with seasonings to the cream.

Spread the creme fraiche over the rolled out dough and top with the bacon and onions.

Bake for around 10-15 minutes, or until the dough has begun to create bubbles and you see nice browning (you don’t want burnt!).


~ by danasaur82 on 02/06/2010.

9 Responses to “Saturday Blog Showcase #5”

  1. Oh Dana, your timing is perfect. I was just wondering what to make for dinner and then I see your picture. I have some bread dough that has been in the fridge since Wednesday that was destined for a pizza. Not any more. We are going to have your Flammkuchen. I even have creme fraiche on hand. Thank you.

  2. It sure looks yummy on a cold & snowy day here in Ohio!

    I agree with you on doing bacon in the oven. I put a layer of parchment paper on a baking sheet & I do an entire # at once. That way, we have it on hand for topping sandwiches or easy breakfast preparations through out the week. It never lasts very long! LOL

  3. Dana, this looks and sounds delicious! Great photos – my mouth is watering!

    I need to make it very, very soon. I love your sides, too!

  4. Dana, I know you said you weren’t satisfied with the crust, but it looks terrific to me! I’ve never heard of this dish, but I will be trying it!

  5. Thanks all. Here’s to another good saturday of good food blogging.

  6. This looks delicious! Reminds me a little of a Dutch pancake.

  7. This looks just delicious and I agree that a nice glass of wine would be the perfect partner for it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. It is so nice to “meet” you and I love your blog.

    Happy week and best wishes, Natasha.

  8. I just read Lori’s post on this. It is such an interesting dish…all good things together. It’ll be fun to watch it go round the showcase!


  9. So simple and so delicious. I’ll have to remember this.


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