Far aux Pruneaux or Far Breton



IMG_5763Far Aux Pruneaux or Far Breton is a traditional sweet pastry with dried plum prunes from Brittany,  (north-west of France) and a custard. The batter looks similar to the Clafoutis and its delicious.

 Serves 8


  • 200g of all-purpose flour/plain flour
  • 80g of butter
  • 180g of  caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 350g of unpitted prunes soaked 2 hours in orange blossom water


  1. In a cooking pan, boil the milk and the butter.
  2. When the butter is melted, remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a bowl  add the eggs and the sugar.
  4. Whisk until the mixture turns yellow pale.
  5. Add the flour slowly and whisk until the mixture becomes homogenous.
  6. Pour the milk very slowly and whisk gently.
  7. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  8. Grease and flour a deep ceramic baking dish (for the oven).
  9. Add into the bottom of the dish the prunes (one by one).
  10. Pour the mixture on the top of the prunes very slowly.
  11. Bake for 1 hour until the top becomes golden brown.
  12. Remove and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

This dessert is soft, smooth and the prunes give a melting texture.

Bonne dégustation!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, this looks and sounds really delicious!! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Sylvia,
      It’s simple and very good 🙂 You can also refrigerate this dessert and serve it cold.

    1. Lovely idea,I’m waiting for your feedback 🙂

  2. Ahila says:

    I made Far aux Pruneaux a week later 🙂 I think my mother quite liked it. Thanks again for another of your lovely recipes.

    1. Ahila, great news 🙂 I’m very flattered that your mother enjoyed my Far aux Pruneaux and it’s always a pleasure to share 🙂

  3. Wow, I learned of this cake when I was researching about Breton cake. yours look perfect. I like to make it someday. 😛

    1. Thank you so much Fae 😉 It is simple to prepare and perfect with a good cup of tea

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