F for Flammkuchen

7 Apr

Flammkuchen, meaning Flame Cake is also called as Tarte flambée in French which means ‘Pie baked in flames’.  This is a rectangular (traditionally) or circle shaped pie with thin crust cooked in the wood-fire oven.   Today, one would say it is more a thin crust pizza.

The dish comes from the Alsace region bordering France & Germany.

I got introduced to this dish first time here in Germany.  Traditionally, it is made with bacon or some meat.  If you come across ‘Onion Flammkuchen or Zwiebel Flammkuchen’ – don’t think it is vegetarian.  Do ask explicitly if it has any meat.  As always, in any German restaurants, ask for ‘No Meat’ ones explicitly and don’t go by the name 🙂



I had to make a custom order of Flammkuchen w/o meat and this was really a large portion to eat.  So do watch out the size of the flammkuchen before you order one for each and is convinced you can finish one full on your own 🙂

Here is a blog post that I found on the internet giving a recipe to make the traditional Flammkuchen (alternate with your toppings & try).


Note:  Image source is from the internet: http://foodieinberlin.com/tag/flammkuchen/


3 Responses to “F for Flammkuchen”

  1. Charlotte Comley April 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Looks amazing! Nice to follow and connect http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Theawsomedish April 8, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    This looks tasty! I’quite a foodie and I love to learn new recipes. Thanks for sharing.
    #theawsomedish. Fellow participant.

  3. Jenz April 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Theawsomedish – thanks for dropping by! May be if it works out try making at home.

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