Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TWD - Far Breton



This is recipe number two for this week's ramped up Tuesdays with Dorie schedule.  It was chosen by Nicole of Cookies on Friday, and is a Far Breton.

Now don't be put off by the dog's breakfast appearance of my Far Breton - it is actually a rather delicious custard and brandy-soaked fruit (prunes and raisins) concoction, that I could eat by the bucketload. 

My Far Breton looks like someone sat on it because: The only 8 inch pan (required by the recipe) that I own has a removable bottom.  At the twenty-minute baking mark, I looked into my oven and made a face like Munch's The Scream, as all of the custard had leaked out of the  pan and into the baking tray beneath.  Not wanting to start again, I scooped all of the par-baked custard into a 9 inch springform pan, and plonked all of the fruit back on top, and hoped for the best.  At the end of the baking period, I ended up with a rather flat but intact Far Breton.

While my Far Breton is less attractive to look at than if all had gone well, it tastes fab, and I have been happily scoffing it since I made it (as I am on leave at present). To see what it should look like, visit Nicole's site.  Nicole will also have the recipe, or do yourself a favour and buy the book.

16 comments:

  1. I agree that this was not the most attractive cake we've made - but the taste makes up for it! Nicely done, considering all your mishaps!

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  2. Wow...this looks delish..I have the book and have yet to try this out but after seeing yours, I want to make this ! :) Have a nice day !
    Elin

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  3. Not bad for a baking disaster LOL, they are always happening to me. I've never had a Far Breton, but I've heard of it and am definitely curious!
    *kisses* HH

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  4. I was luckier. Pouring in the batter, I watched as it leaked out my pan. I was able to dump the whole thing back into the bowl and cover the outside of the pan with several layeers of foil. Then I repoured and only a bit leaked out. It was a good lesson. And a delicious dessert!

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  5. As long as it tastes good, who cares!

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  6. that's funny...glad it worked out in the end. i liked this one a lot

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  7. As long as it tasted great, I don't care how it looks. Great post!

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  8. Well it's really the taste that counts isn't it! :)

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  9. Some of the best foods are not the prettiest :)

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  10. give me tasty over pretty any day - glad you were able to save it from the bottom of the oven

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  11. I'm glad you were able to save it! The most important part is that it tastes good.

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  12. The oozing custard sounds like something that would happen to me! I'm glad it turned out all right. Anything that has brandy-soaked fruit sounds good to me! I think I have yet to find a baking recipe with brandy in it that I don't like!

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  13. I wondered what a Far Breton was! Custard with raisins and prunes soaked in brandy sounds so delicious.

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  14. I've only made Far Breton once and this post has reminded me I need to get into it again!

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  15. I had that happen with a lemon custard tart once, wasn't as lucky as you. I'm sure it was still tasty!

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