Far Breton

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Far Breton
Breton Far
Type Cake
Place of origin France
Region or state Brittany
Main ingredients Flour, eggs, milk
Cookbook:Far Breton  Far Breton

Far Breton (also Breton Far) 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] 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.


  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.