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Far Breton (Traditional Brittany cake - France)


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This is a VERY easy traditionnal recipe originated from Brittany, is widely appreciated by the young and old in France. It exists in different varieties according to the particular localities and families. It is a flan based on eggs and milk, like a dense pudding similar to a Clafoutis. The original "Farz Fourn" (oven baked far, in Breton) recipe dates back to the 18th century.

Soooo here we go, you'll need:

130 g fresh or dried prunes (pruneaux) or dried raisins (if you want to but you could put apples, pears, whatever you feel like)

250 g plain flour
170 g sugar
4 eggs
750 ml milk
salted butter (In Brittany (Bretagne) everybody cooked with salted butter, even the caramel is made of it and it's delicious)
vanilla essence (Optional)

  1. Preheat oven at 180°C (350°F - gas mark 4).
  2. In a big bowl, mix flour, sugar and a pinch of salt together.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or a whisk, stir in the eggs and vanilla delicately with the flour mixture until you get a smooth batter.
  4. Stir in the milk little bit by little bit at first to avoid any lump forming. Once it is quite liquid, stir in the rest of the milk.
  5. Well butter a baking mold or gratin dish, spread the prunes or raisins or any fruits you choose, or nothing if you rather have it on it, then pour in the batter.
  6. Bake it for about 45 minutes to 1 h 10 minutes (depending on the size of your baking tray) after 45 minutes, just put a knife through the middle, if it comes out clean, it's cooked.
  7. Serve it lukewarm or cold.

Bon appetit!:D


Haters gonna hate.
That looks DELICIOUS. I would prefer raisins to prunes.