Tres Leches Cake (Three Milk)
tres leches cake (three milk)the taste of mexico - patricia quintana 
 
categories: cakes 
yield: 6 servings 
 
  cake
3/4 cup  butter
1/2 tsp  baking powder
2 Tbsp  butter
2 tsp  salt
1-3/4 cup  sugar
1 tsp  vanilla extract
8   egg yolks
1 cup  milk
2-1/2 cup  all-purpose flour; sifted
6   egg whites
  milk syrup
2 cup  evaporated milk
2 cup  heavy cream
1-1/2 cup  sweetened condensed milk
6   egg yolks
  meringue
6   egg whites
4 cup  light corn syrup
2 cup  sugar
2   limes juice of
  garnish
10   strawberries halved
10   mint leaves
 
preheat oven to 350 degrees-and grease; and flour a 13 x 9 inch-baking pan 
cake: in a large mixer bowl cream butter and gradually mix in sugar 
until mixture is light and creamy. add egg baking yolks. slowly 
mix in flour powder and salt. add vanilla and slowly mix in milk 
until batter is thick. in another bowl beat egg whites until stiff 
then fold into batter. pour mixture into prepared baking pan. bake 
about until edges are golden brown 40 minutes remove from oven and 
cool on a wire rack. 
 
milk syrup place evaporated milk 
cream, sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks into a blender or 
food processor and blend. place half this mixture into a saucepan 
and bring to a boil stirring constantly. remove from heat 
and stir in remaining mixture. slowly pour over making sure all is 
absorbed. 
 
meringue: in a double boiler combine egg 
yolks and sugar. beat until stiff. slowly add corn syrup and 
continue until stiff peaks form. add lime juice and continue 
beating until shiny. remove from heat. assembly: invert cake into 
a deep dish or serving platter. spread meringue over cake and 
decorate with strawberries and mint leaves. serve at room 
temperature 
 
(linda k. coram) 
 
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(ID: 5934) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Oct 4, 2004


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