far breton

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This doesn’t seem to be a very popular opinion, but I love custards. Far Breton isn’t the most custardy custard I’ve ever eaten, but it’s certainly on the eggy side of the cake spectrum. I was looking forward to a light, lightly sweetened and beautifully browned cake.

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I wasn’t so sure about the dried fruit, but I thought using small fruits like a mix of raisins, cherries, and cranberries would meld better with the batter than large prunes, and softening them in brandy couldn’t hurt. Unfortunately my math skills failed me and I messed up the proportions of the batter, using one-third of the total amount of egg and milk, and one-half of the full recipe worth of sugar, flour, and butter.

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Dave and I both enjoyed the cake, even with the mixed up ratios of ingredients in the batter. I still think the dried fruit were out of place, probably because I like cake/custard so much more than I like dried fruit. I think, for my tastes, pure custard would be just right.

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Nicole chose this recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she has it posted. Like I mentioned above, I made a handful of involuntary changes that I don’t recommend (even if the final result was quite good)!

My post on the honey nut scones, also chosen for TWD this week, will be up tomorrow.

One year ago: Peanut Butter Blondies
Two years ago: Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte
Three years ago: Rugelach

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  1. I did mine with chocolate chips and it worked out that way too. yours looks lovely!

  2. I’m not a huge fan of custard but when I do eat custardy desserts, I want them to be pretty plain as well.

  3. If you think you messed yours up, come see mine! It is flat as a pancak.e. Yours looks perfect to me.

  4. that looks good to me…so beautifully puffed on the edges. i also love eggy custards.

  5. This looks good – it looks very holiday-ish as it is with the dried fruits.

  6. For messing up the ratios, your Far looks perfect! I love custards too and I think this one would be good with or without the fruit.