Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Now, I admit that this cake does not look the most appetizing, but it is one of my favorite Breton puddings.
Far Breton is a traditional cake or dessert from the Brittany region in France. Its base is similar in composition to a clafoutis batter: a flan-style eggs-and-milk custard with flour added. Prunes or raisins are often placed in the dish and then the custard mixture is poured over the top.
Nothing beats a fresh slightly warm Far Breton, they are best eaten the same day as the texture can become a bit rubbery the next day.
When visiting Brittany, if you come across a Far Breton in your local boulangerie, give it a try….
If you’re looking for a Breton cake recipe then ‘Le Far Breton’ is a great place to start. If you have your own far breton recipe or can point our readers in the direction of a good source, then please add a comment.