Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow
Here is a type of pizza recipe, well a posh French version, Chanterelle Tart Flammekueche. I have to admit it is very very tasty, and simple enough to prepare. You will see there is a bit of dairy on here, so if you are lactose intolerant, you may choose to avoid this one.
In this recipe, we have features the chanterelle mushroom, with its awesome flavour and texture. Combine with this the speck and fresh time, and you are eating like royalty.
You may choose to make the dough recipe provided, it is easy enough, though we don't always have the time to. So you can choose to utilise a store-bought pastry, which although will not taste as good. it will do in tight situations for your Chanterelle Tart Flammekueche.
Chanterelle Tart Flammekueche
- 425 gm Plain Flour
- 85 gm Water - warm
- 20 gm Grapeseed Oil
- 3.5 gm Yeast - dry
- Sea Salt
- 100 gm Fromage Blanc
- 100 gm Crème Fraiche
- 75 gm Grapeseed Oil
- 100 gm Speck - cut into lardons
- 100 gm Onion - sliced, & salted
- 150 gm Chanterelle Mushrooms
- 20 gm Thyme
- Place the flour, water, oil, yeast and salt into a bowl and mix with a dough hook or paddle, at low speed, till the ingredients have fully combined and no longer stick to the sides of the bowl.
- Allow the dough to rest for two hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, until puffed up, and golden brown, the base should also be coloured and crisp to the touch.
- Punch down the dough, after it has risen.
- Roll out on a floured board to a thickness of 5mm thickness, then place on silpat, and on an oven tray.
- In a bowl, mix together the cheeses & the oil till well incorporated, then spread, evenly across the surface of the dough.
- Squeeze out any liquid from the onions, then sprinkle on top of the cheese spread.
- Arrange the lardons, mushrooms and thyme on top and place in a preheated oven of 200c, for 20 minutes.
- Ensure the base is cooked through, and crispy, now serve.
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