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Far Breton - classic French dessert

Far Breton

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….

Editor Notes

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.

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