Far Breton is a traditional French dessert from Brittany. It is a simple and delicious cake made with prunes and sometimes raisins. It’s usually served with a dollop of cream or yogurt.
This recipe is for a classic Far Breton aux Pruneaux, but you can also add other ingredients like apples, pears, or nuts to the batter.
- 1/2 cup (100 g) butter
- 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup (100 g) chopped prunes
- 1/4 cup (50 ml) milk
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in the vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined.
- Stir in the prunes and milk until evenly distributed.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.