Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
From: easy-french-food.com Far Breton is the name of this very easy prune cake recipe. It is a specialty of the Brittany region (or La Bretagne) of France The cake batter sets for 30 minutes to 1 hour and the cake bakes for 30 minutes and sets in the oven for 30 minutes. These times are added to prep and cook time.
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 4 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces prunes, rolled in flour
- powdered sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a food processor or mixer, blend together the flour and eggs until smooth. Mix in the sugar and vanilla and blend well. Slowly add the milk and mix well to make a smooth batter. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Cover prunes with hot water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Melt the butter in the bottom of a two quart or so baking dish in oven. Tip the pan and swirl the butter so that it coats evenly the bottom and sides. Pour the batter into the pan and add the floured prunes (the flour should help to keep the fruit from sinking to the bottom.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F Turn the oven off and leave the cake in the oven for 30 more minutes.
- Serve warm and sprinkled with powder sugar.
- Use a mix of raisins and prunes for the fruit.
- Soak the fruit in hot weak tea for a couple of hours. This is especially recommended if you are using drier prunes. The ones we get from Agen are so moist and plump, I don't bother with this, but it is frequently seen in French recipes.
- Soak the fruit in brandy for a couple of hours. I haven't tried this, but I'm sure it adds an extra something especially if you like alcohol tastes in your desserts.
This was a real surprise. So moist and the prunes made the cake. The prunes I used were moist to start with, but I soaked them in some warm rum and the result was wonderful. Nice with a cup of tea. Thanks for posting.