Far Breton with Prunes


This cake is a classic recipe from the Brittany region of France. It requires just little bit of effort and creates a flavorful and rustic dessert that the whole family will love. The rum adds a nice bold flavor, while the prunes add nice little pcokets of sweetness. The cake itself has a slight custard texture and is great served after a hearty meal alongside a cup of coffee or tea.


  • 200 grams prunes
  • rum
  • 4 eggs
  • 120 grams sugar (plus 1-1/2 tsp. sugar)
  • salt
  • 120 grams flour
  • 50 grams butter (melted)
  • milk (500 cl.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Soak the prunes in lukewarm water and rum for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix together eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar and a pinch of salt.
  4. Add flour, a shot glass of rum, melted butter, and milk.
  5. Drain prunes and place in baking dish greased with butter.
  6. Pour mixture over prunes and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Turn off oven but allow to sit in the oven.
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