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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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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
21 min.1 hour30 min.1 hour 51 min.
Preservation:
A few days in a cloth bag.
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Step by step recipe

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.
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #2 Roll 100 g Marzipan (almond paste) into a long " sausage about half an inch (1 cm) thick.
Stage 3
5 min.
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #3 Cut the marzipan into half-inch (1 cm) chunks.

Cut the prunes into quarters.
Stage 4
5 min.
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #4 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 : Photo of step #5 Stick a piece of prune on top of each piece of marzipan.
Stage 6
1 min.
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #6 Glaze the top of the cake again, then sprinkle with caster sugar.
Stage 7
30 min.
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #7 Bake for about 30 minutes.
Stage 8
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #8 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 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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