Flammekueche, also known in France as Tarte Flambé and Flammkuchen in Germany, has been introduced into Australia by an Australian, John Greenslade and his German wife, Karin. Flammekueche, traditionally a regional gastronomic product from the French German border Alsace region, is conquering the world!
How is it pronounced?
Where does it come from?
It is an artisan product from the Alsace region of France, close to the German border. Strasbourg is the traditional home of Flammekueche.
What does the name Flammekueche mean?
It translates as cake in the flames. In times past the temperature of wood-fired ovens were tested by placing a small piece of thinly rolled dough into the oven when the flames had resided.
Where can I find it?
It is now prepared and available at an ever-increasing number of restaurants, clubs, cellar-doors, cafes and hotels. Refrigerated packs of Flammekueche bases are now available at select stores. Check our stockists page for locations and details. Home delivery in Adelaide and Melbourne is available too.
How do I prepare it?
Traditionally with a coating of sour cream, thinly sliced onion and bacon. You can try many tried and proven savoury and sweet topping combinations. See some suggested recipes below. Less is more!
Do you cater for events?
Yes, we have a mobile Simply Flammekueche food van available in South Australia.
Do I need a special oven?
No, Flammekueche will bake to a crisp 250° upper and lower heat directly on an oven rack, pizza stone or enclosed BBQ until brown.
Is it gluten free?
No, Flammekueche is vegan and yeast-free.
Why is it so good?
Because it is so simple!