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Prune Far

Prune Far

Far is a traditional recipe from Brittany in northwest France. The name comes from the Breton word 'farz' meaning flour. This is the traditional way, with prunes, but you can adapt it according to taste.

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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

For 1 far, you will need:

Change for: 1 far 2 fars 3 fars

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.45 min.1 hour 10 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Prune Far : Photo of step #1Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).

Melt 30 g butter.

In a bowl beat together 2 eggs, 90 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar with a whisk.
5 min.
2 Prune Far : Photo of step #2Sieve 150 g flour onto this mix, and beat with a whisk. 5 min.
3 Prune Far : Photo of step #3Pour slowly half of 500 ml milk, beating briskly to get a smooth dough. 5 min.
4 Prune Far : Photo of step #4Add melted butter. 2 min.
5 Prune Far : Photo of step #5Continue to beat, adding the second half of milk. 5 min.
6 Prune Far : Photo of step #6Pour into a mould and scatter over 200 g dried prunes. 3 min.
7 Prune Far : Photo of step #7Bake for about 45 minutes. 45 min.
8 Prune Far : Photo of step #8Check cooking and remove from oven as soon as it is well cooked.

Allow to cool a little before serving either still warm or cold.
9 Prune Far : Photo of step #9Possible variations: replace prunes with dried apricots, or apples pieces briefly pan-fred a littlebutter.

Remarks

You will notice that the dough is very liquid, so it shouldn't be made too far in advance otherwise flour could sink to the bottom. Likewise, you should be careful not to let it become lumpy, so beat thoroughly.

If you don't have vanilla sugar, use normal caster sugar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
217358 gr336 gr66 gr
109 %22 %32 %10 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1985 gr31 gr6 gr
10 %2 %3 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 far : 2.55 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: After Yann Beyer and Sébastien Mével.
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