Kaffee und Kuchen

Kaffee und Kuchen + Flammkuchen Lunch Februar 2024

This will be our first Kaffee und Kuchen for 2024 and we welcome everyone to join us for a special Flammkueche event. Anna Fontaine from Simply Flammekueche will be our guest to talk about her journey and share some beautiful Flammkuchen, a specialty from her home.
“Flammekueche is a traditional artisan product from the French-German border region of Alsace. Also known as Flammkuchen in Germany, it is crispy, light and delicious.”

The cost for lunch is $25 per person and include our Kaffee und Kuchen afternoon tea. Please let us know you’re coming by calling or messaging Steffi on 0408 621 384 to book. Lunch starts at 12pm noon.

WHEN: Monday, 26th February 2024, 12pm lunch, followed by talk and Kaffee und Kuchen, 3.00 pm finish

WHERE: Langmeil Lutheran Church Hall, 5-7 Maria St, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia

Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Each month we meet to listen to a guest speaker, to join in speaking German and to enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen! New members and visitors are always welcome.

Einladung zu Flammkuchen + Kaffee und Kuchen 
mit Gast Anna Fontaine – Montag 26. Februar 2024

Am 26. Februar gibt es für unsere erste Kaffee und Kuchen Veranstaltung des Jahres etwas ganz besonderes zum Mittagessen – Flammkuchen mit Anna Fontaine von ‘Simply Flammkueche’ in Adelaide. Es gibt verschiedene Flammkuchen zur Auswahl für $25 pro Person inkl. Kaffee und Kuchen. Wir bitten um Anmeldung bei Steffi – 0408 621 384.

Das Kaffee und Kuchen Treffen ist ein gemütliches Zusammensein zur Pflege der deutschen Sprache. Es findet jeden letzten Montag im Monat im Langmeil Centre, 7 Maria Street in Tanunda statt. Neue Mitglieder und Besucher sind stets willkommen. 



What is Flammekueche?

by John Clarke

The first meeting of the German speaking group Kaffee und Kuchen will begin with a luncheon of Flammekueche (also known as Flammkuchen).

The word Flammekueche means a pie baked in the flames, but like a pizza, which it very much resembles, it is baked in an oven. 

The Flammekueche originated in the Upper Rhine region of Germany. It seems to have been a tasty thermometer. While the wood-fired bread oven was heating, the baker would roll out very thinly some bread dough and top it with cream cheese, sliced onion and bacon. He would then place it in the oven, and if it cooked within two minutes, the oven was hot enough for the bread. (The main difference from a pizza is that the Flammekueche does not have a tomato base.) When Alsace was annexed by France, the Flammekueche entered French cuisine as tarte flambee.

The guest speaker at Kaffee und Kuchen will be Anna Fontaine. Anna grew up in Germany, and after arriving in Adelaide in 2016, opened her business Simply Flammekueche: A crispy taste of Europe. She will povide the Flammekueche for the luncheon. Flammekueche has come a long way from its origins with a variety of popular toppings now available. 

The meeting will be held at the Langmeil Centre, 7 Maria Street, Tanunda, on Monday, 26 February with the luncheon beginning at 12 pm. Those wishing to attend the luncheon should contact Steffi Traeger on 0408 621 384. The charge of $25 per person includes coffee and cake.

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