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 those ingredients for: 1 far 2 fars 3 fars

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


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Prune Far : Photo of step #1
Preheat 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.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Sieve 150 g flour onto this mix, and beat with a whisk.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Pour slowly half of 500 ml milk, beating briskly to get a smooth dough.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Add melted butter.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Continue to beat, adding the second half of milk.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Pour into a mould and scatter over 200 g dried prunes.

Stage 7 - 45 min.
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Bake for about 45 minutes.

Stage 8
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Check cooking and remove from oven as soon as it is well cooked.

Allow to cool a little before serving either still warm or cold.

Stage 9
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Possible 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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Yann Beyer and Sébastien Mével.

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This recipe uses (among others)
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Choux pastry (pâte à choux), Crème caramel, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Mustard baps, Alsatian apple tart, ... All
Dried prunesDried prunes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stuffed prunes, Agen prune cake, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Carbonnade, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Pistachio madeleines, Ciabatta, Checkerboard biscuits, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon and grated apple tart, Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Stewed rhubarb, Fruit crumble, Brioche royale, ... All

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