Recipe “tarte flambée” french ‘pizza’ of cheese & ham 

I was first introduced to tarte flambée, which comes from Alsace, with the explanation that it’s France’s answer to pizza. In fact, though, it’s not much like pizza at all

SERVES 4-12

DOUGH

250g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting

½ tsp salt

150ml tepid water

2 tbsp sunflower oil

TOPPING

250g full-fat crème fraîche

1 large onion, finely sliced

160g smoked bacon lardons, fried until browned

250g Emmental or Gruyère cheese or a mixture, grated

salt and black pepper

a few rasps freshly grated nutmeg

  • Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, then add the water and oil and bring everything together to make a rough dough. Transfer the dough to a floured board and knead well. Roll the dough into two rectangles, each measuring about 25cm x 28cm, and place on one or two baking sheets.
  • Preheat the oven to 230C/ 210C fan or as hot as your oven will go. Spread the crème fraîche over the dough, leaving a little border around the edges, then dot with the onion, lardons and grated cheese. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the base is crisp and the cheese is bubbling. Slide the tarts on to a wooden board and use a pizza cutter to slice them into portions. Serve immediately with drinks or as a light lunch with a green salad.

Source: French ‘pizza’ of cheese & ham | Daily Mail Online

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