Today I introduce a classic French dessert to you, which is called Far Breton. Have you ever heard about it? I think I provide you with a brief explanation.
What is a Far Breton?
If you ask me what exactly a far is, I have to answer that a Far Breton is something between a Crêpe and a cake. Now a Far Breton is as far as the dough’s consistency is concerned very close to a Crêpe, but it is baked in the oven. Interestingly enough it can be served as a breakfast, a complete lunch as well as a warm dessert or a cold cake with coffee.
So you see it is like the French say “Comme vous voulez” that is to say do it the way you like it. That is what I like about it.
The original Far Breton is a so-called “Far Breton aux Pruneaux”, which means that it is filled with prunes. Usually the prunes are rum-soaked before the far is baked.
Far Breton with Cranberries and Apricots
In the meantime you can find a lot of varieties of this delicious French delicacy. As I’m very fond of dried apricots and cranberries, I fill my Far Breton with dried apricots and cranberries, which are soaked in orange juice, so that I can serve it to my kids as well as to adults.
You can bake the Far Breton with Apricots and Cranberries in any baking dish that is available to you. I once baked it like a heart for my husband as a surprise for Valentine’s Day – just to give you an idea.
My family likes this French dessert very much. I hope you like the recipe, Far Breton with Apricots and Cranberries, too. Enjoy baking this delicate French specialty!
This recipe is also available in German. Just click here.