Agen prune cake

Step by step recipe:

  1. 1 hourAgen 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.
  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.
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    Cut the marzipan into half-inch (1 cm) chunks.

    Cut the prunes into quarters.
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    Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

    Push the marzipan pieces into the top of the well-risen cake.
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    Stick a piece of prune on top of each piece of marzipan.
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    Glaze the top of the cake again, then sprinkle with caster sugar.
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    Bake for about 30 minutes.
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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.

Source:

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

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