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World Recipe Wednesday: Mexico

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Three Milk Cake, or Pastel de Tres Leches, is a cake soaked in evaporated milk and condensed milk, with a layer of cream on top. There have been many debates about where this recipe originated, but it is known that there were similar cakes made in medieval times in Europe. Desserts soaked in cake became popular in Mexico as Europe and the Americas made cultural exchanges.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream (optional)
  • 1 cup of fresh cut strawberries (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 10×15-inch baking dish.
  3. Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form; gradually beat in sugar until mixture is glossy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, combining each yolk before adding the next. Reduce mixer speed to medium and add flour, about 1 tablespoon at a time, to the mixture, beating continuously; beat in baking powder, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cake cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Pour 1 cup cream, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk in a blender and pulse several times until well blended. Pour the three-milk mixture evenly over the cake. Refrigerate cake until cold and the milk mixture has soaked in, at least 1 hour.
  6. Cut in squares and top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a few sliced strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers.

 

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There are many recipes for Tres Leches, including versions from these countries.

 

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