This stodgy custard cake is delicious for breakfast or dessert. I encountered it while I was in Brittany and fell in love!
Here is a recipe I picked up on a postcard while I was there.
- 150g plain flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 150g pitted prunes
- 100g castor sugar
- 3 eggs
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 tablespoons rum or brandy
- Preheat the oven to 200C. Grease a shallow baking dish.
- Slowly heat the rum and the prunes together in a small saucepan for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
- Combine the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add half the milk and slowly whisk to a paste so there are no lumps. Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth.
- Add the sugar and continue to whisk.
- Crack the eggs and one by one, add to the batter.
- Finally, add the vanilla essence and mix until completely smooth.
- Drain the prunes and scatter these at the bottom of the dish.
- Pour the batter on top.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until risen, golden and a skewer comes out clean.
**As I haven’t an oven, I have sadly not had the chance to test this recipe out. I plan to borrow a friend’s next week (Giana – pleeeeease?) to give it a whirl. If you try it, do let me know what you think!
***This image is not my own, it was taken from google images.