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The Best Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato

Still struggling to put together the perfect valentines’ day meal for that special someone? Sharing the best Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato. I first had a taste of this delicacy when I attended the Kamersvol Geskenke event at The Castle in Cape Town last year. It is YUM!

The Best Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato

Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato

Preparation: 10 minutes | Resting Time: 20 minutes | Baking Time: 15-20 Minutes | Serves: 6

Flammkuchen Base

  • 500ml (2 Cups) All purpose flour
  • 30ml Olive Oil plus extra to coat the baking sheet
  • 10ml Salt
  • 150 – 200ml Water


  • 5ml Olive oil
  • 150g Cream Cheese and extra to serve
  • 1-2 Figs cut in slices
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes sliced
  • 5ml Dried Basil
  • Handful of micro leaves for decoration
  • Dried or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper and salt, grinded, to taste

Optional extra toppings: Add sliced onion, garlic, thin slices of mushroom.

The Best Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato
The Best Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 230°C. Prepare a baking sheet by brushing it with olive oil.
  2. Prepare the base by combining the flour, olive oil, salt and a little bit of the water in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the water a bit at a time until it becomes smooth and workable dough. Do not add everything at once.
  4. Coat the inside of the bowl with a small amount of olive oil. Add the dough and set aside for 20 minutes.
  5. Prepare the figs and tomatoes by slicing it thinly. Cream the cream cheese until soft.
  6. Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape (traditionally), or into a circle. Place the base onto of a prepared baking sheet.
  7. Spread the cream cheese over the base. Scatter the figs and tomatoes and sprinkle the leaves, parmesan cheese, basil, salt and black pepper before placing it in the oven.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes on 230°C or until light brown.
  9. If you want to, add dollops of cream cheese before serving it to your guests.

Flammkuchen recipe
The Best Flammkuchen recipe with Figs and Tomato

Images and Flammkuchen recipe by Our Recipe Journal.

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