What's the difference between far breton and clafoutis?
- Gooseberry Sep 12, 2009 01:11 PM
I often make clafoutis in winter with apples and prunes, which is gorgeous. I've come across several recipes for far breton recently, which strike me as very similar. What is the difference in the dishes? Texture? Flavour? Anything?
The fars bretons I've had are thicker (1" deep or more) and always flavored with prunes and/or Armagnac (because Brittany is known for dairy products and prunes--very poor agricultural land, not a lot of dirt farming). Brittany and Normandy are also known for apples (and Calvados). The clafoutis I've had are thinner, maybe 1/2" and laced with other kinds of stone fruit (cherries, apricots). Maybe it's a regional thing--when you make it with products local to Brittany, it's far breton, and when you make it with other fruit, it's clafoutis?