Fancy a Flammkuchen?

I'm sure you're reading this going...Flam-what?? Flammkuchen, translation "flame cooked," is the German approach to pizza.

My boyfriend studied abroad in Germany in college and became enamored with this dish, essentially pizza dough with a crème fraîche base in lieu of tomato sauce, traditionally topped with garlic, caramelized onions, and bacon. Talk about delicious, right?

Since he recently moved into his own house, we decided flammkuchen would be the first meal we'd make together in his new house. We used this recipe found online, and the results were SUPERB! We devoured the thing in like 1o minutes. In addition, with yeast-less dough, the prep time wasn't too long. Now we're on a flammkuchen kick and planning our next baking endeavor, toying with the idea of mixing up the toppings! Essen wir! (Let's eat).

image/weihermuehle.de

7 comments

The Cottage Cheese said...

I am SO making this! Yum...

girlontheave said...

ooh that looks delish! thanks for sharing what a flammkuchen is, i'd been wondering about that ever since i was told my family would be having that during our mother's day lunch at a german restaurant!

Lacey said...

This sounds amazing! I will definitely try making this soon. I love twists on pizza.

joy refurbished said...

It looks so very yummy! I am making this over the weekend for sure!

domestikated said...

That looks amazing! AND it has a fun name ... what more could you want?!

erin said...

cute idea! when i lived in france, we used to make it, too...the little boy who i lived with used to call it flem'ken...soo cute.

Thao said...

Mmm, this looks amazing! I love homemade pizza--and it's so easy that it seems a shame to order in!