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

For 2 cakes, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
21 min.1 hour30 min.1 hour 51 min.
Keeping: A few days in a cloth bag.
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Stage 1 - 1 hour
Agen prune cake : Photo of step #1
Roll out 400 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 200 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
2,526 Kcal or 10,576 Kj51 gr356 gr101 gr
126 %20 %34 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
275 Kcal or 1,151 Kj6 gr39 gr11 gr
14 %2 %4 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,263 Kcal or 5,288 Kj26 gr178 gr51 gr
63 %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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Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Arizona cupcakes, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Piped petits-fours, Little Christmas biscuits, ... 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: Pecan fruit rolls , Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Brioche Tatin, Elsa's Comtoise galette, Mouna, ... All

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