Saturday 28 September 2013

Pastel de Tres Leches – Three-Milk Cake ~ Daring Baker’ September 2013 Challenge

, Three-Milk Cake

Pastel de Tres Leches or Three milk cake was on my do list for quite some time and I even bought all the ingredients once too… But somehow I was never able to make it …. When this month’s Daring Bakers’ challenge was announced I did not want to miss the opportunity to make this cake. I did not add fruits to the cake layers, just decorated the cake with some raspberries. If you want you can add fruits like peaches, mangoes, berries or cherries. I really enjoyed this month’s challenge and will definitely make this cake again!

This recipe slightly adapted from an interview given by one of Mexico's best Pastry Chefs; Paulina Abascal to the magazine Revista Secretos de la PastelerĂ­a Caserais it produces a super moist yet light Tres Leches.

Pastel de Tres Leches– Three-Milk Cake is a super moist, light, airy and super delicious sponge cake soaked in the three kinds of milk (evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream). Tres Leches is a very light cake (especially if made without butter), with many air bubbles in its crumb. This distinct texture is why it does not have a soggy consistency, despite being soaked in a mixture of three types of milk.

Inma was our Sept. 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and WOW did she bring us something decadent and delicious! Pastel de Tres Leches or Three Milk Cake, creamy yet airy, super moist but not soggy.. just plain delish!

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Tomato Jam Recipe

Homemade Tomato Jam Recipe

My mom was an expert in jam making and I have already posted her Mixed fruit jam and Banana jam recipe... But this Tomato Jam was something new I learned from my mother-in-law... she used to make it frequently and she passed her recipe to me... recently while flipping through my recipe collection I noticed this one and realized that I haven’t made it in years!.... It was my hubby’s favorite jam while he was a kid and he used to eat straight from the bottle and still does the same :D.... Try this tomato jam when tomatoes are in season but make sure not to overcook it.... if you cook more it will become very hard and sticky after cooling....  

Friday 13 September 2013

Ombre Rose Wedding Cake

Ombre Wedding Rose Cake Recipe

Hi everybody.... I am back after a 2 month vacation..... Usually I used to schedule a few posts when I go on holidays but this time around I couldn't find time to do so and hence my blog was idle for the last 2 months! I have been away from my blog most of the time..... and could not respond to your comments or queries.... After returning I tried my best to reply to all of you and if I have missed any please let me know..... And thanks a lot to all my readers who have visited this space and to those who liked my FB page too....