Flammkuchen is a delicious and fast dish which you can easily make by yourself. I use the prefabricated dough for the flammkuchen. This basis is perfect to serve a nice looking meal in ±30 minutes. Flammkuchen is a specialty of the historic regions around the French-German border. It is made by bread dough rolled out very thinly in the shape of a rectangle or oval, which is covered with crème fraiche, thin-sliced red onions and lardons/bacon. But you can change the toppings in anything you like. The flammkuchen looks a bit like a pizza but the bottom is much thinner. I loved my version of this flammkuchen with figs, serrano, goat cheese and walnuts.
Tip: Flammkuchen are a very sophisticated side dish when you are having a wine with friends. You really make a good impression with this!
What do you need for 2 portions of Flammkuchen with Figs, Serrano Ham and Goat Cheese?
- ± 30 minutes of your time
- Oven with oven plate
- Optional: rolling pin to flatten the dough
- Flammkuchen dough: prefab 260 gr (40 by 26 cm)
- Figs: 2 fresh figs cut in small parts
- Goat cheese: 100 gr
- Serrano ham: 75 gr or 5-6 slices
- Fig chutney: 8 teaspoons
- Walnuts: handful broken in smaller parts
- Rucola salad: handful for decoration on top
- Salt & Pepper
- Optional: Honey if you like it sweeter
How to make it?
First preheat the oven at 200º. Roll the prefabricated dough on an oven plate with baking paper. Use the rolling pin to flatten the dough even more and make it even larger.
Tip: I cut the dough in two parts because all at ones it was too much for one meal. Divide all the ingredients in half if you want to do the same.
Now the decorating already starts! Spread the fig chutney on the bottom as a base. On top of this start dividing the serrano ham, next the goat cheese, fresh figs and walnuts. Add some salt and pepper and if you like it sweeter, drip some honey over the flammkuchen. Add the plate in the oven for ±15 minutes and put it on a nice plate. Finish off with the rucola and your Flammkuchen is ready!!!
Tip: Eat the flammkuchen with your hands, just tear parts of the kuchen!