Friday, March 27, 2009
This month we all give you our favourite easy recipes!!
I don't cook, I only bake, my husband LOVES cooking, so who am I to deprive him? So much for legendary Cooking of French Women (haha, I'm with Agathe on the degenerate bit :D)
So my recipe today is a hearty/heavy dessert/breakfast from my native Brittany: Le Far Breton. Dates back from the 18th century, first baked for religious festivals, traditionally full of prunes (but can't find any here in Turkey, would you believe, so I make mine with sultanas), it's heavy and sweet and will melt in your mouth. Funny texture, no baking powder and a piece of cake to make :P
It used to be the stapled dessert of family sunday roasts, I understand why my mother made this on a regular basis: 3 kids at home, always hungry and moaning for bits to munch on, but this 'Far' fills corners, so she got peace and quiet for a few hours... :)
Preparation: 15 min
Cooking: 50 min
Ingredients (serves 6 - 8 people):
- 200 gr. (or 2 cups) of flour
- 200 gr. (or 1 cup) of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 litre of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or packet of vanilla sugar)
- 300 gr. (or 10 oz) of pitted dried prunes (or sultanas, dried apricots, etc.)
Mix all the ingredients together, except the prunes (or sultanas…), then pour the preparation in a pan.
Put the pan on medium heat and stir it up continuously until this mixture thickens a little. This should take 4 or 5 minutes.
Butter a baking dish, and pour in half of the preparation.
Lay out the prunes, and pour the rest of the mixture in the dish.
Oven cook at medium heat 180 degree C (350°F) for approximately 50 min.
Here's one I made earlier (does not look much, but tastes great!!!)
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