Caramel made from salted butter
This incredible caramel is known far and wide, often imitated but never equalled. It is an integral part of Breton gastronomy. Ask anyone, all the locals have their own tips for making it even more gooey and delicious.
These are also an essential part of the Breton landscape - for example, Douarnenez is known for its kouign-amann butter cake and its round shortbread ‘palets'. You can taste both of these at the Douarnenez Biscuit Factory. Another speciality, ‘crêpes dentelles' are crispy, delicate biscuits that were created in Quimper. They are made by hand just a few at a time.
The main characteristics of Breton pancakes are that they are hand-made and cooked on a special hot-plate called a ‘bilig'. They are some of the best pancakes in the world and even when you're not really hungry you can always manage a crêpe!
Breton pork casserole ‘kig ha farz‘
This is a Breton casserole, a traditional, sociable meal that is ideally suited to large gatherings. As it takes four hours to prepare, you need to allow a fair amount of time to cook it!