Limousin claims this dessert as its invention—but so do the good cooks of Berry. Whose creation it was originally I do not know, except to say that the cooks of Berry in preparing it insist upon using the cherries of Poligny, a small market village specializing in the fruits of the Jura Mountains. The original recipe cooks the dough as pancakes, while in Touraine it is baked in pastry, thus a cherry tart. I prefer the pancake or tart to the Limousin way, but here is the Limousin cake.
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