Agen prune cake


Agen prune cake
This cake from Agen, in southwestern France, is a type of brioche. Inspired by the famous "tarte au sucre" (sugar tart), it is like a thick "galette" with a moist texture, filled with prunes and marzipan with Armagnac.
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Last modified on: September 16th 2018

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 hour
Agen prune cake
Roll out 200 g Brioche dough into a flat round cake 8 inches (20 cm) diameter.

Lay the cake on a baking sheet, then glaze the top.

Leave in a warm place to rise for one hour.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Agen prune cake
Roll 100 g Marzipan (almond paste) into a long " sausage about half an inch (1 cm) thick.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Agen prune cake
Cut the marzipan into half-inch (1 cm) chunks.

Cut the prunes into quarters.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Agen prune cake
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Push the marzipan pieces into the top of the well-risen cake.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Agen prune cake
Stick a piece of prune on top of each piece of marzipan.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Agen prune cake
Glaze the top of the cake again, then sprinkle with caster sugar.

Stage 7 - 30 min.
Agen prune cake
Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 8
Agen prune cake
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Remarks
If you would like a stronger Armagnac flavour, add 2 tablespoonsful at the end of mixing the brioche dough.

You can make this recipe using an enriched bread dough (pain brioché), rather than a classic brioche dough, but the cake will be plainer.
Keeping
A few days in a cloth bag.
Source
Home made, but recipe inspired by Olivier D, who will recognise his influence....
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,640 Kcal or 6,866 Kj247 gr1,272 gr566 gr
82 %95 %120 %86 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
357 Kcal or 1,495 Kj54 gr277 gr123 gr
18 %21 %26 %19 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,640 Kcal or 6,866 Kj247 gr1,272 gr566 gr
82 %95 %120 %86 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, leaven, Nuts, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 2.34 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Brioche Tatin, Morteau sausage rolled brioche, Flaky chocolate brioche, Brioche royale, ... All
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Piped petits-fours, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), How to make marzipan decorations, Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
Dried prunesDried prunes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stuffed prunes, Prune Far, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio and goji pinwheels, Vol-au-vent cases, Cochelin d'Evreux, Diamond biscuits, Avocado mousse with sorrel, ... All
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