This is a traditional recipe from the East of France (Alsace). A thin crust with bacon bits, onions, sour cream and whipped cottage cheese. You can then adapt the toppings and try other versions!


Flammekueche traditionnal recipe
Servings 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes



  • 250 g flour
  • 3 cl olive oil
  • 12 cl tepid water
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • 200 g smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 medium-size yellow onions
  • 6 mushrooms (or more…)
  • 12,5 cl thick sour cream
  • 12,5 cl whipped cottage cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 250/300°C, and put your fire stone directly in the oven if you have one.
  • Prepare the dough: mix the flour, salt, then add the water and oil. Knead until you get a nice ball of non-sticky dough. Add flour if necessary, and adjust (very slightly) the amount of water if necessary. Let sit while you prepare the filling.
  • Slice the onions and mushrooms.
  • In a frying pan, fry the lardons. Once cooked, deglaze with the white wine. Then add the finely minced onions, leave to cook for a few minutes, and then add the mushrooms and set aside.
  • Mix the sour cream and the whipped cottage cheese. Add as much grounded nutmeg as you like and pepper.
  • Roll out your dough on a floured work surface, until you get a fine, rectangular dough. Brush with your cream / cottage cheese mixture, add the bacon / onion / mushroom mixture, and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley.
  • Put in a very hot oven, let it bake between 10 to 15 min (check that it does not burn!).


Vegetarian option
You can of course try this recipe without meat for a vegetarian alternative, and replace the fresh cream and cottage cheese with a mix of oat cream and vegan cottage cheese for a vegan version.
Other recipe idea
Why not test the Rahmfleck? It is a typical Bavarian dish, which filling is reminiscent of the traditional flammekueche, but with a thicker bread dough.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: French, Moroccan
Keyword: pie, Quick & Easy

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