Tarte flambée d’Alsace


I had intended to buy pizza for a quick lunch, but came across this ready-made tarte flambée in my local supermarket and decided to give it a try instead. It’s a traditional dish from the Alsace region of France, and in a resturant would be cooked in a flaming oven for one to two minutes. Without one of those to hand, I cooked it towards the top of my oven at its maximum temperature of 250 degrees for about seven minutes until the edges crisped.  

I liked the mix of goats cheese, onion and bacon, and it was a lot less sweet (and healthier) than ready-made pizza. It’s definitely something I’ll buy again, or make myself. It didn’t need anything with it, but next time I may try a bit of mustard for contrast. It went well with a glass of 2006 Freixenet rosé, coming in at 13% and costing a very reasonable 4 Euros.

As the oven was still warm I sliced an apple, sprinkled with brown sugar and baked until the sugar caramelised. I served with a scoop of Mövenpick maple and walnut ice-cream, and thought it a very tasty dessert.   

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