An Alsatian twist on an Italian classic
THIS FLAMMKUCHEN RECIPE IS EQUAL PARTS EASY AND DECADENT
WE LOVE EASY ENTERTAINING AND WHOLESOME FOOD AND THIS RECIPE FROM CARO JENSEN AT CAROHA.COM HITS THE SPOT!
Flammkuchen is a speciality of Alsace and is a smoky, crispy based dish similar to a pizza in Italy. Traditionally it is cooked in a wood-fired oven but our friend Caro Jensen come up with this version you can cook at home – it is an easy and tasty match for the new release Jules Taylor Chardonnay!
Camembert, thyme and walnuts add a decadent touch to this Alsation recipe.
250g all-purpose flour
½ cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
100g crème fraîche
1 medium red onion
110g camembert wheel
10 sprigs fresh thyme
½ cup walnut pieces
1. Preheat the oven to 200C / fan bake. Preheat a pizza stone in the oven if you have one. Otherwise use a metal baking tray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth. Divide the dough into two portions. Roll each of them out thinly into an oval flatbread shape.
3. Spread half of the crème fraîche onto one flammkuchen with the back of a large spoon.
4. Add thinly sliced red onion rings and camembert slices.
5. Top with walnut pieces, fresh thyme sprigs, and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.
6. Bake each flammkuchen in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the cheese starts to caramelise and the edges of the flammkuchen crisp up.
7. Serve immediately alongside a chilled Chardonnay by Jules Taylor.