Tarte Flambee (Alsatian Pizza)

Recipe by kiwidutch
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl or in the work bowl of a food processor.
  • In a measuring cup, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and stir in the sugar.
  • Add to the flour all at once and stir or motor until smooth.
  • Be careful not to over-process.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and allow it to rise, undisturbed, for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and rub two large baking sheets with a little vegetable oil.
  • Divide the dough into four parts, and on a well-floured surface, roll each part into an 8-inch round.
  • Put the rounds on the oiled baking sheets and set aside.
  • Combine the fromage blanc or cottage cheese, the crème fraîche and the 1 tablespoon of flour and stir or process until smooth.
  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until some of the fat is released, then add the sliced onion and cook 2 or 3 minutes, or until the onion is barely softened.
  • Distribute the cheese evenly between the rounds of dough and spread it up to the edges.
  • Sprinkle the bacon and onions on top.
  • Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until the pastry is browned.
  • Serve hot.