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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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Stage 1 - 1 hour
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #1
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.
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Roll 100 g Marzipan (almond paste) into a long " sausage about half an inch (1 cm) thick.

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

Cut the prunes into quarters.

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

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

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

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

Stage 7 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 8
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Home made, but recipe inspired by Olivier D, who will recognise his influence....

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