Far aux Pruneaux
In June we welcomed Agathe and Bruno from Le Havre, France, to Ohakune, and Ruapehu Country Lodge. It's wonderful when our guests are here for more than a few days. Agathe and Bruno were with us for four! They cycled the Old Coach Road, hiked to the South Crater on the Tongariro Crossing, traveled up to Waitomo to visit the caves, and experienced watching a Rugby test match at a local pub. The Engineer, being of English heritage was able to sit on the fence and cheer for both teams much to Bruno's amusement. It was a really fun few days getting to know them. As promised, Agathe sent me a recipe passed down to her from her grandmother - for "Far aux Pruneaux"
On a rainy day in June, I decided to give it a whirl.
Here it is.
500ml boiling milk
3 eggs (ours are home grown !!)
1 pinch of salt
1 tea spoon of flavored sugar vanilla
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
In a bowl, mix the eggs & sugar, mix well. then add flour and softened butter. Add rum & flavored sugar , the salt, then the boiling milk.
Oven must be at 180°C while you mix ingredients.
Grease a baking dish and lightly sprinkle flour to stop the mixture from sticking.
Put the prunes in the bottom of the dish and pour over the batter.
Bake for 45 /55 Minutes.
Would I make this again? Definitely - you could even substitute a different fruit - although then it wouldn't be a Far aux Pruneaux!!
I cooked this in a ring tin however it could be cooked in a normal round cake tin as well.
Beautiful setting. Loved the driveway, it curved between beautifully trimmed hedges. Loved the hens, free range on the lawn. Really appreciated the delicious homemade cookies, and the breakfast.
Philippa, New Zealand
It was our first visit to Ohakune and what a fantastic welcome we received from our hosts, Heather and Pete ! ( and adorable Ricky Martin too !) Ruapehu Country Lodge is beautiful, a real home from home, with lovely grounds backing onto a golf course. All the rooms are very comfortable and...
gillottley, United Kingdom
The host and hostess are amazing people. This is one of the best lodges in NZ. I strongly recommend it. Marie and Bernie are very kind, and taking good care of the guests. The breakfast is delicious. We definitely will come back. Beautiful golf course a walking distance.
Alfredo, Wellington, New Zealand