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The Far Bretion is a prune flan recipe from the Bretagne (Brittany) area. You serve it in the oven dish warm if you wish. It is very easy to make, you can even use different kinds of fruit if you wish.

Ingredients serves 8

  • 250g pitted prunes
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 750ml full fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

How to make it

Cooking: 40min
Ready: 55min 

  • Preheat the oven to 240 C / Gas 9.
  • Grease a shallow, 2-litre baking dish.
  • Put the prunes whitout stones in a saucepan with just enough water and the rum to cover, then simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. The prunes should be tender but should still hold their shape. Drain the prunes, then place them in the base of the prepared dish.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar,baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually add the milk to the mixture, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until combined. Pour the batter over the prunes, trying not to displace them too much.
  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then for a further 30 minutes at 200 C / Gas 6, or until the top is browned and the filling is firm and has risen a little.

Serve warm in the baking dish or at room temperature.