Far Breton (also Breton far; Breton: Farz forn) is a traditional cake or dessert from the Brittany region in France.[1] Its base is similar in composition to a clafoutis batter: a flan-style eggs-and-milk custard with flour added. Prunes or raisins are common additions.[2][3] Numerous recipes available at popular websites suggest soaking the dried fruits in alcohol; this is not traditional practice but makes an interesting variation. Far Breton as served in Brittany is often cooked to a much more "burned" appearance than online recipes indicate; the top of the custard appears nearly blackened rather than golden-brown.

Far Breton
A piece of a Far Breton cake.
Place of originFrance
Region or stateBrittany
Main ingredientsFlour, eggs, milk

References edit

  1. ^ Deseine, Trish (24 October 2008). "Far breton aux pruneaux". Times Online. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ Bertinet, Richard (16 May 2009). "Richard Bertinet's Far Breton". Times Online. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. ^ Bertinet, Richard (21 Mar 2014). "Richard Bertinet's Phare Breton recipe". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 July 2015.[dead link]