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 : 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.
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #5
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.
Keeping
A few days in a cloth bag.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
610 Kcal or 2,554 Kj34 gr225 gr72 gr
30 %13 %21 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
133 Kcal or 557 Kj7 gr49 gr16 gr
7 %3 %5 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
610 Kcal or 2,554 Kj34 gr225 gr72 gr
30 %13 %21 %11 %
% 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, Sourdough, Nuts, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 2.34 €

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Source
Home made, but recipe inspired by Olivier D, who will recognise his influence....
This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flaky chocolate brioche, Sausage in brioche, Galette de Fougerolles, Chinois, Eggs in brioche nests, ... All
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little Christmas biscuits, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Piped petits-fours, How to make marzipan decorations, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, ... All
Dried prunesDried prunes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Prune Far, Stuffed prunes, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Yvetot Douillons, "Psychedelic" sandwich bread, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Pecan fruit rolls , Kouign-amann brioche, ... All
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