Tarte flambée, in Germany called Flammkuchen (flame cake) is one of my favorite autumn dishes. I fell in love with the dish during a skate-trip to the south-west of Germany. I tried tarte flambée after a long day downhill-skating between the vineyards and no other meal could have left me with more satisfaction! The combination of fresh and light cream, roasted onions, leek and herbs is well-balanced and rich. Besides that, tarte flambée is a meal you can easily prepare and even freeze. I like it fresh from the oven and also cold.
In Germany, where smoked tofu is available in almost any store, I used to add some cubes of it to the filling. They make the whole dish a little more savory and add some extra protein. If you can not find smoked tofu or seitan, just prepare your tarte flambée without it!
The base for the recipe is my foolproof pizza-dough. Substitute it with your own dough – or if you are super busy – just use pizza dough from the supermarket.
Start with cutting onion and leek into small cubes and fry them for three minutes on medium heat. Add vegan cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
Stir the cream, take it from the stove and let it sit. Take your pizza dough (I used two cups of dough), divide it into small portion, that have the seize of a clementine. Flatten them out with a rolling pin and pour the cream on top of each portion. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celsius/428 degrees fahrenheit. Bake your tarte flambée for around 15 minutes or until the edges start to be golden brown. Decorate them with fresh chives or basel and enjoy them with white vine or white grape juice! Mahlzeit!
I am Julia, vegan by heart, traveler and minimalist based in beautiful Portugal. I love simple but delicious food, ashtanga, skating, surfing and having a nice conversation over snacks and a glass of wine. I am blogging about vegan food, my minimalist journey, life hacks and my experiences as a traveler.