Brazo gitano

Below we will give a simple recipe to prepare a delicious brazo gitano. It is a kind of cake stuffed with jams or creams, that is not always done in the same way, but that there are different ways to prepare them.


It is also usually bathe in chocolate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, cover with meringue, and so on. Without a doubt, it is a delicious dessert ideal for parties, celebrations, special events or just to eat at snack time. Here is a recipe to develop an arm's gypsy cream, without a doubt, worthy of being tested.


  • 7 eggs
  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams of flour
  • 50 grams of cornstarch
  • ½ Liter of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 sachet of yeast powder
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sprig of cinnamon


First, separate the whites from the yolks of 4 eggs. Beat the egg whites to snow and incorporate half of the sugar gradually and stirring constantly. After a while stirring, add the flour and the about the royal pre-screened. Keep mixing and add two of the egg yolks which had been separated previously.

Grease a baking tray with butter, cover with aluminum foil and grease again with a little more butter. Arrange the dough in the tray and is stretched to cover the entire surface. Place in the oven pre-heated to 200ºC for 8 minutes. Once this time has elapsed, remove from oven and place on top of a kitchen cloth wet (and clean of course).

Let the dough rest a few moments until it cools. Meanwhile, make the cream by mixing in a bowl the milk, the sugar, the cinnamon and the lemon rind. Available in the fire and heat over low heat until it breaks into a boil.

In part, dissolve the corn starch with a little cold milk or water and mix it with the yolks of two eggs plus one whole. Add this mixture with the previous one when it is boiling and should be beat until you get a kind of smooth cream.

Let it rest. Once ready the cream should be available in the mass, giving the characteristic form of brazo gitano or pound cake, enrollándolo. To have in the refrigerator until the moment in which leave to serve.

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