Far breton is a classic French dessert originating from Brittany. It is called farz forn in the local language which means wheat in the oven. It used to be a very simple and affordable dessert made of roughly ground wheat and milk. Later, raisins or prunes were added. Nowadays, it is common to enhance this wonderful dish with rum.
You can see the sweet prunes and the tasty vanilla seeds on this slice of far.
It is not too remote from a clafoutis but instead of the cherries, you are using prunes.
My recipe is using a thermo-machine: Magimix Cook Expert, but you can use any thermo-appliance such as Thermomix, or Tefal Cuisine companion, or KitchenAid Cook processor or any machine I studied HERE.
You can of course make it without any machine. It is very simple.
- 4 eggs
- 130g raw sugar or caster sugar
- 1 tbs vanilla bean paste
- 750ml milk
- 20g melted butter
- 125g flour
- 1 cap of dark rum
- 20 large prunes
- Preaheat oven at 200°C
- THERMO-MACHINE recipe: add all ingredients in the bowl starting with milk and EXCEPT prunes. Launch the DOUGH program (2 mins / Speed 4 / no temperature). **Butter oven dish. Place prunes all over. Pour batter. Bake for 40 mins (if it gets too dark lower temperature to 180°C)
- CLASSIC recipe: Tip all ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Then continue from **