I’ve just had a recipe published on The Cook’s Cook, an international community for anyone with an interest in food, from home cooks and professional chefs to food writers, recipe developers and scientists. It was founded by cookbook author, food writer and now Editor-in-Chief Denise Landis, who was a recipe tester at the New York Times for 25 years. The Cook’s Cook comprises an online magazine as well as a Facebook page and a wonderfully lively Facebook Public Forum, where people from all over the world share articles and photos, and provide answers and suggestions in response to each other’s questions.
I was excited to be asked to contribute something German to The Cook’s Cook “Party Flavors” column, which is about dishes that can easily be made into large quantities for serving at parties. I’ll be honest, I found it pretty hard to come up with a German party dish, concluding that the Mettigel (a hedgehog made from raw ground pork) is not necessarily a global party food of choice. But in the end I decided on Flammkuchen, and I’m really happy with the recipe I’ve shared.
Flammkuchen is best described as a sort of very thin crust pizza spread with sour cream and various toppings. My recipe is for Flammkuchen Elsässer Art (Alsace-style Flammkuchen), sprinkled with sliced onions and small chunks of bacon; it’s crispy, and salty, and very moreish indeed.
As an incurably unconfident baker who shies away from any recipe mentioning dough, I can assure you it’s an incredibly straightforward recipe, and the whole dish is very quick and simple to put together. Make one for yourself or several to share with friends, and if you’ve got kids, you could do much worse than to rustle one up for their dinner.
If you’d like to have a go at my Flammkuchen recipe, head on over to The Cook’s Cook. And please let me know if you try it!