Legend has it that the flamiche finds its origins from the clairvoyance of a farmer’s wife from Romedenne. Indeed, on her way to Dinant, to sell the products of her farm on the market, she fell and the products in her basket butter eggs and cheese became mixed together. She ran to a friend who was baking her bread. Making a base from some dough she added the mixture from her basket and put it in the oven. The flamiche was born.
This speciality, from the ‘Cité des Copères,’ is given place of honour by the brotherhood ‘Confrérie des Quarteniers de la Flamiche Dinantaise’ (C.Q.F.D.) which was created in 1956 and whose essential goal is ‘to make known the specialities and charmsof the Dinantaise region as well as the regional culinary traditions’.
A competition for the biggest eater of flamiche is organized during the braderie of the St. Nicolas area on the first Saturday of September during the ‘Chapitre du Tournoi’ of the C.Q.F.D.
*500 gms bread dough
*250 gms butter
*500 gms cheese (boulette de Romedenne)
* salt and pepper
Spread out on the dough small pieces of the cheese and butter
Beat together all the eggs and add salt and a fair amount of pepper
Pour the eggs onto the mixture
Cook in a hot oven (220°c) for about 20 mins
Eat straight from the oven wit an excellent Burgundy wine
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