Far Breton (Brittany Prune Pudding)
Happy New Year! How was your New Year celebration? I can’t believe that we have stepped into year 2010! We didn’t do anything much on New Year’s eve, just went to a friend’s place for dinner. I still miss my holiday in France and the food. So, I guess by looking at the title, you would have guessed this post is related to a French dessert.
Far Breton is a flan based dessert made with eggs and milk. It is a very simple but nice dessert originates from Brittany, a region in the north-west of France. There are many versions of Far Breton, but the most well known is the one with prunes. Cinanamon powder is sometimes sprinkled on the top of Far Breton. The texture of Far Breton is pretty similar to Clafoutis, except it’s a bit more dense and almost has quiche-like texture.
France is just an amazing country, its cuisine is represented by each region of its country. If you travel from one region to another, you will find that the cooking-style, tastes, and ingredients change quite significantly! Far Breton is one specialty from Brittany. If you talk about Baked Apples Pomme Au Four, then it’s a specialty from Normandy. What I would like to do one day is to take 1 month off, travel to all regions in France and taste the difference!!
I was introduced to Far Breton a few years back and really love the texture and taste. I am an absolute fan of having fruits in desserts! Far Breton is such a homely pudding that you don’t really have to spend a lot of time to make such a lip smacking dessert. I love the rustic look of it, so simple yet tastes elegantly in the mouth! I thought we should start our 2010 with something sweet. So, there you are my readers, this is made especially for you! 😉
For the Far Breton (Brittany Prune Pudding):
500ml warm milk
a pinch of salt
1. Grease a baking dish and lightly flour. Scattered the prunes.
2. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, eggs and salt. Add the warmed milk, mix well.
3. Put in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 35 minutes. Monitor from time to time.
4. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder before serving if desired.
This is awesome!
Leemei, I adore prunes and this looks delightful. I'm planning on making a prune and custard tart at some stage. Hope it's delicious as yours looks. Happy New Year.
That sounds awesome!! I am looking forward to your custard tart 😉 Happy New Year to you too!
Happy 2010! really pretty looking dessert, hope u get to do your 1-month France vacation soon! ^_^
Thanks!! Yes, I hope I will realise my dream to travel all over France.. hehe
This looks very delicious and simple enough I think I can manage :), and yes I'm making this on Friday night!
Glad you had a wonderful trip despite the snow storm. Looking forward to more delicious recipe from you.
I love dessert that is not difficult to handle, hehehe.. Let me know how it turns out, ok! I will keep on blogging for more yummy dishes..
Thanks for introducing more French cuisine to me 🙂
Happy New Year to you and your family.
You're welcome.. nice things are to share 🙂 Happy New Year!
oh this looks great i love far breton right after clafoutis! hope you had a great start to 2010!! sending you my best wishes and hugs!
Thanks for the wishes and hugs… 🙂 I like anything like custard texture.. hehe.
Yes, now that you mentioned, it does look like to Clafoutis! It looks really yummy!
Happy new year to you too! I have to give far breton a try one of these days, yours looks sooo yummy!
Happy new year, Grace!! Let me know once you try! 😉
Love warm desserts..look so pretty with the prunes scattered around. happy new year!
Thanks! This is really good and tastes even better the day after!
Really a sweet start for 2010! Look so simple yet beautiful. I must give it a try soon. 😉
Thanks! Let me know how it turns out if you try! 🙂
I like pudding very much.I was looking for something besides our usual and simple pudding.I like this new and different recipe and I will definitely make it in weekend.Thank you very much for this pudding recipe.
This is a great and easy pudding to make!
I've got to agree with you on French cuisine! That's what's so fascinating about it! This quality is similar to our Chinese cuisine, too! Don't you think?
I've never tried Far Breton! Thanks for sharing!!
There's so much to learn about French cuisine. I think in Chinese cuisine, we are lacking of desserts… 🙁
looks lovely and yummy…
Happy New Year! This is such a homey dessert!
Happy New Year to you too!! It's really a nice dessert.. yumm..
woah! I've got all these ingredients sitting in my kitchen. I guess it's time to whip up some good dessert like this. Can i replace prunes with fruits?
I haven't tried with other fruits, so can't really advise. Not sure if other fruits will be as nice as the prune texture..
This looks absolutely delish!
That looks absolutely divine! At first I thought it was like gateau breton which is that shortbready cake but this looks quite different and you can see the gorgeous texture from the photos! 😀
Thanks for dropping by!
Far Breton has got a texture which is pretty similar to Clafoutis, which is one of my favs too!
Hi, this is a beautiful dish. I love prunes. when do you add the prunes to the mixture? Do you layer the dish with it or do you add it to the batter after pouring it into the dish?
Thanks for dropping by.
I missed out on the instruction for the prunes – basically, you layer the dish with prunes, scatter the prunes.
This simple dessert is super delicious!
A friend made this for me after my son was born. I don’t cook much with measurements other than US cups, teaspoons, etc. Can you suggest a site for conversion of amounts? Merci!
This site may help
This is a good example of easy.. Easy ingredients and easy to prepare. The photos look good by the way. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!
Thanks! I have done that!
Huummmmmm i will do it soon!!!!