Desserts and sweets

Valentine’s Gypsy Arm

Valentine's Gypsy Arm

Info.

  • Hard
  • 160 minutes
  • For 8 people
  • 1.1 € / person
  • 290kcal per 100g.

How to make gypsy arm Valentine.

Valentine ‘s Day is just around the corner and we found it the perfect excuse to prepare a dessert with which to celebrate it.

One more idea for you to shine with your loved ones on the most romantic day of the year. This gypsy arm for Valentine is going to steal your heart because it is pure love. Don’t you think?

We will not deceive you. Although it is not a complicated elaboration to do, it is entertaining. This dessert involves making several preparations that, together, will form this ideal gypsy arm for Valentine’s Day.

With organization and preparation of some of them in advance, you can do it without problem. Although if you want something simpler, you have other options such as apple puff pastry or Valentine’s cake .

Perhaps the heaviest thing is to prepare the plate with the dots, you can also make hearts if you are very handy, because you have to make sure they are well aligned and in order. You can help yourself with a template that, placed under the vegetal paper, can be traced without difficulty.

Another option is to dispense with the moles and directly bake the griddle without drawing. It will be equally beautiful, especially if you decorate the arm with a little filling and some skill.

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Valentine’s Gypsy Arm Preparation

For the cake plate with dots

  1. We start with the mass of the moles, which is made with a cocoa base and has a stronger color than the rest.
  2. Mix the egg white, sugar, flour and cocoa.
  3. Add the butter and enough coloring to obtain a very dark pink color. We beat until we have a homogeneous mass.
  4. We pass the dough to a pastry bag with a small smooth nozzle and form circles of equal size on a sheet of vegetable paper.
  5. We place the sheet on a table or baking tray and freeze until we go to bake the cake plate.
  6. For the outer cake plate. We beat the eggs together with the salt, sugar and vanilla until white.
  7. Better if we do it with a kitchen robot or electric rods because this step takes some time and there is no arm that can support it manually.
  8. Add the coloring and beat again until incorporated.
  9. Next we add the flour, which we will have previously sieved, and mix with a silicone tongue with enveloping movements, from bottom to top and gently.
  10. When there are no traces of flour or lumps, remove the paper with the moles from the freezer, place it on a baking sheet and pour the dough on it.

Baking the sponge sheets

  1. We cook in the oven, preheated to 180 ºC with heat up and down, for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile we prepare a clean kitchen cloth and sprinkle with icing sugar.
  3. We remove the sponge cake plate with polka dots from the oven, turn over the cloth, unmold and carefully remove the baking paper.
  4. Sprinkle the upper side of the cake with icing sugar.
  5. We roll the sponge cake sheet in hot, ensuring that the face with the moles is out. Let it cold down.

For the cream cheese filling

  1. We beat the cheese with the icing sugar and the vanilla. Add the whipped cream and stir gently until incorporated. We remove 1/4 part to a smaller container and add the coloring.
  2. We reserve the two creams in the fridge until we need them.

For Valentine’s Heart Center Arm

  1. We cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. We beat the eggs together with the salt, sugar and vanilla until white.
  3. Better if we do it with a kitchen robot or electric rods because this step takes some time and there is no arm that can support it manually.
  4. Add the coloring and beat again until incorporated.
  5. Next we add the flour, which we will have previously sieved, and mix with a silicone tongue with enveloping movements, from bottom to top and gently.
  6. When there are no traces of flour or lumps, pour the dough on the tray and cook in the oven, preheated to 180 ºC with heat up and down, for 12 minutes.
  7. We remove from the oven, transfer to a metal rack and let cool completely.
  8. When the cake plate is cold, cut with a heart-shaped cutter.
  9. We combine the hearts with the pink cheese cream, forming a tube.
  10. We wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze it so that it takes on a body and is easier to handle when assembling the arm.

Mounting the gypsy arm for Valentine

  1. Carefully unroll the biscuit sheet and cover the inside with the cream cheese.
  2. We put the heart tube in the center with the tip up and spread it with a little of the cream.
  3. Roll up again, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for three to four hours.
  4. When the arm is very firm, we cut the ends and clean the possible loss of filling on the part of the joint.
  5. We allow to temper before serving.

You can see all the photos of the step by step of the Valentine’s gypsy arm recipe   in this album. Do not miss any detail and it will be perfect.

Tips for a Perfect Valentine’s Gypsy Arm

  • It is very important that you fill the inner peak of the heart with cream cheese so that it is not empty and there is no lack of filling at the time of cutting. To do this, place the hearts face down on the cream of the filling and press lightly.
  • The sponge cake plate is fragile and must be handled carefully, especially when it comes to unwinding and filling the whipped cream.
  • The cream must be very cold so that it mounts without problem. We can put it in the freezer 10 minutes before beating and also the container in which we are going to mount it.
  • So that the gypsy arm is not crushed by the face where it supports, we use a cardboard tube cut in half (like the roll of kitchen paper) along its length and place the arm, already wrapped in plastic wrap, inside .

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