Cakes

Far Breton (Prune Cake)

The Far Bre­ton is a tra­di­tion­al prune cake from the Brit­tany region (North-West of France). It is sim­i­lar to a clafoutis, but with more of a flan-like tex­ture. It is deli­cious, and very easy to make. As an added bonus, it will get you to eat prunes, which have many health ben­e­fits. Win, win!

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Far Breton Recipe

The recipe I am using is from Chef Yves Pérou. You can find it in French here.

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Far Bre­ton (Prune Cake)
far breton
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 min­utes
Cook Time 1 hour
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 min­utes
Cook Time 1 hour
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
far breton
Instruc­tions
  1. Pre­heat oven to 345 degrees Fahren­heit.
  2. In a sal­ad bowl, mix the eggs with the sug­ar for a few min­utes.
  3. Add the flour and luke­warm milk. (Note: put the milk on the stove or in the microwave for a few min­utes to warm it a lit­tle bit.) Mix very well. Add the vanil­la and the rum.
  4. But­ter the bak­ing dish. Put the prunes in the bot­tom of the bak­ing dish, cov­er­ing the sur­face.
  5. Pour the mix­ture you pre­pared over the prunes.
    mixture over prunes
  6. Bake for 1 hour in the oven.
  7. Option­al: sprin­kle with pow­dered sug­ar.
  8. Let it cool down. Enjoy it cold or just slight­ly warm.
Recipe Notes

You can put more or less prunes, depend­ing on how much you like prunes.

The tra­di­tion­al recipe includes Dark Rum, and the cake is most deli­cious with Rum. How­ev­er, if you can­not find Rum or do not want to include it, you can buy an alco­hol-free imi­ta­tion rum extract. You can also try luke­warm earl grey tea or orange juice, as sub­sti­tutes for Rum.

Bon Appétit!

French Mom

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