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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21 min.1 hour30 min.1 hour 51 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in a cloth bag.

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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
603 Kcal or 2,525 Kj26 gr182 gr51 gr
30 %10 %17 %8 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
131 Kcal or 548 Kj6 gr40 gr11 gr
7 %2 %4 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
603 Kcal or 2,525 Kj26 gr182 gr51 gr
30 %10 %17 %8 %
% 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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Source

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

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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: Chinois, Morteau sausage rolled brioche, Eggs in brioche nests, Galette de Fougerolles, Brioche royale, ... All
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Piped petits-fours, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Little Christmas biscuits, How to make marzipan decorations, ... 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: Galette de Fougerolles, Morteau sausage rolled brioche, Mouna, Yvetot Douillons, Chouquettes, ... All

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