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Tarta de gitana (Mum’s special occasion gypsy cake)

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen egg yolks

  • 2 cups cater sugar

  • 12 tablespoons maizena (or corn flour)

  • 2 litres of milk

  • dark chocolate

  • vanilla bean

  • brandy

  • 2 packets marie biscuits

  • 500ml sugar syrup

  • 1 cup anis aniseed liquor

  • 2 tablespoons rum essence

  • desiccated coconut

  • glace cherries

Method

  • 1.

    Make the flavoured custards first.

  • Vanilla custard -:

  • 1.

    In a clean bowl separate 1 dozen eggs placing the yolks in a bowl for the custard (you can freeze the white for use later).

  • 2.

    Stir in 1 cup castor sugar and 6 tablespoons of Maizena (Spanish corn flour) or normal corn flour if unavailable.

  • 3.

    Warm 1 litre of the milk with a split vanilla bean. Add to eggs gently. Thicken on low heat.

  • Chocolate custard - :

  • 1.

    In a clean bowl separate 1 dozen eggs placing the yolks in a bowl for the custard (you can freeze the white for use later).

  • 2.

    Stir in 1 cup castor sugar and 6 tablespoons of Maizena (Spanish corn flour) or normal corn flour if unavailable.

  • 3.

    Warm 1 litre of the milk with the chocolate and brandy, until melted. Add to yolks gently. Thicken on low heat until cooked.

  • The cake:

  • 1.

    Line a cake tin with cling wrap.

  • 2.

    Combine the sugar syrup with anis and rum.

  • 3.

    First pour a layer of the vanilla custard into the bottom of the tin. Top with a layer of Marie biscuits that have been lightly soaked in the sugar syrup (too much and they will fall apart) then top with chocolate custard. Continue this process, alternating between; layers of biscuit, vanilla custard, biscuit, chocolate custard until all the ingredients are finished. Put in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

  • 4.

    Cover with remaining chocolate custard and garnish with coconut and glace cherries.

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Posted by Alison451Report
How much dark chocolate do I use? And is there a way to make it alcohol free?
Posted by PamelaReport
I made this cake and it tastes yummy!
I am a bit confused as in why you line the the tray with cling wrap? I could not work out how to take it out of tin onto a serving dish without the cake being disturbed, so I served it out of the tin (with cling wrap). Next time I think I will make it in the serving dish and not use cling wrap.
Posted by Jeffrey13Report
Loved watching this being made. Going to try it myself for Christmas. Looks great
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