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Flamiche - A Walloon Specialty in Dinant, Belgium
It may look like nothing more than a giant quiche, but Dinant’s Flamiche is a legendary Walloon treat you need to taste to believe. Many years ago, so the story goes, a farmer’s wife was taking some goods to market. As she hurried on her way, she tripped and fell on top of her produce. When she dusted herself off, she discovered her eggs, butter and cheese were all mixed together. Desperate, she rushed to her friend’s house. Conveniently, the friend happened to be making bread dough. The ladies put their heads, and ingredients, together and came up with the first Flamiche. While the legend may be a bit embellished, the ingredients list is not. A true, Dinant Flamiche only contains butter, cheese, and 13 large eggs, baked in dough, with a hearty shake of salt and pepper. It’s not exactly health food (but nothing this good ever is). The recipe may sound simple, but there are only a few places in Dinant you can taste this regional treat. The bakery of V. Collard (also known as Maison Collard) is one such place. Flamiche is only made here a few days a week and they are so popular, they sell out quickly. More Information:
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