Far Breton Recipe

Far Breton is a traditional dish from northwest France (Bretagne or Brittany). Learn how to make/prepare Far Breton by following this easy recipe.
Far Breton Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 8
Calories Per Serving 298
  • 9 oz Prunes (pitted)
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 5/8 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 tbsp Rum
  • Water (as required)
How to make Far Breton:
  • Preheat oven to 450 °F (230 °C).
  • Grease a shallow 2 quart baking dish.
  • Place a saucepan on heat and keep prunes and enough water to cover them.
  • Bring the water to a simmer and cook till the prunes turn tender for about 10 minutes. They should still be in their shape.
  • Drain the prunes and arrange them neatly at the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and whisk together flour, white sugar, vanilla sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time. Beat the mixture well after each egg addition.
  • Pour milk, stirring briskly with a wooden spoon till the mixture is well combined.
  • Add in rum and mix well.
  • Pour the prepared batter into the baking dish over the prunes.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 400 °F and bake for about 30 minutes till the top has turned brown and the filling is firm and has risen up.
  • Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.