You will easily find pastis landais in pastry shops in Landes and Béarn, and sometimes in Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne too.
A speciality which unites the love of good food and tradition, the pastis bourrit is now largely produced in the region, especially in Landes and Béarn, the birthplace of this pastry. The word ‘pastis’ stems from the béarnaise word ‘paste’ which means ‘dough’, and the term ‘bourrit’ which means ‘leavened dough’.
Traditionally eaten during holidays and weddings in the 19th century, it is now part of everyday diets, as the ingredients it is made from are much easier to obtain now than in the past. The pastis bourrit will entice you with its brioche flavoured with vanilla, aniseed and rum (and sometimes orange blossom). Its light yellow, dense crumb dusted with sugar is the final touch to this sweet treat. The unique shape of pastis comes from the fact that they are cooked in saucepans!