flammekueche

The other day I made my first Flammekuech. What is a Flammerkuech you ask? It’s a delicious onion tart, popular in the Alsace region of France, as well as across the Rhine in Germany. Click the photo for more about the recipe. (full disclosure, the picture above is not my own cooking, mine, while ever so good, didn’t look quite as nice as this one)

But the real reason I made this onion tart, and I urge you to do the same, is because I’m getting ready for a trip next month to Alsace as well as Salzburg, Austria and Nuremberg, Germany. I’m sending a call out for any good tips of things to do, eat, and see. Have you any ideas? I will be in Nuremberg for a brief stop, but we’ll be spending more time in Salzburg as well as a few days just outside of Colmar in the Alsace region of France. Thanks for all your help!

Beebs found creme fraiche at the store last night and now every time I take a bite it’s like an orgasm in my mouth so good. Uggggghhhhhhh

Also, it is 6 am and this is technically breakfast. Breakfast shouldn’t be this good.

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Flammekueche ou tartes flambées alsaciennes.

Pour la pâte c’est tout simple (environ 4 flammekueche): 250ml d’eau, un peu de sel, un peu d’huile huile, 500g de farine 45 - et je ne met pas de levure. Après il faut essayer de l’étaler bien fine.

Sur la première j’ai mis: crème fraîche, quelques fines tranches de pommes Granny Smith, lardons et oignons.

Sur la seconde: crème fraîche, pesto de tomates et olives, bacon, oignons.

Le four doit être bien chaud, donc préchauffez à 250°, puis enfournez 5 à 10 minutes.

I did well on my travels this time and managed to sample more local food than I usually do. These are two dessert flammekuechesmine had caramel, banana and what I am guessing is a gingernut biscuit, I’ll never know. I can’t wait to make them myself *drool*

I've done it again...

In an attempt to brush aside the winter blues this weekend we marched full force into some lovely summer time food!

  • Flammekueche (again)
  • 2 lbs. of Mussels
  • white wine

It was a success for sure! I know I’ve posted links and such before, but I’ll do it again. The Flammekueche was rather easy, other than not being able to find creme fraiche anywhere. Try it out, here - http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2012/05/tarte-flambee-flammekueche-flammkuchen/

The mussels on the other hand… are even easier. Lots of butter, onions, black pepper and a bit of wine (or beer). Cover them and let them steam for 8 minutes or so and you’re good to go!

Hopefully soon summer will be upon us, because I bought some plane tickets recently and I’m dying to use them!!!

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It’s a French dish called Tarte Flambee, from the Alsace region of France (mainly Strasbourg). <3 I was curious about whether there was a restaurant that sold les tartes flambees, so I searched on Google and found this restaurant. It is as AMAZING as I imagined it would be. I even got to speak a little French with the owner! ^__^ It was the best lonely birthday ever. xD 
J'aime beaucoup les tartes flambées, et maitenant je suis herueuse! 

Store is located at 1750 Second Avenue! http://www.latarteflambee.com/