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Old 04-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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Perhaps for the cake, but not for the "three milks." I've never had it with whipped cream or anything else on top.

Just about all the recipes I found online had a whipped cream frosting. The cake I had in the restaurant did as well.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #12
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My friend Beatriz served hers plain...it was very rich, very good.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:39 AM   #13
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@ Andy,

Good Morning,

I had lived in both Argentina and Mexico many years ago and here is the scoop on Tres Leches that I had encountered:

The Sauce is made as follows:

14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 pint Light Cream
8 0z. heavy Cream
12 oz. evaporated milk
Corn Flour Pound Cake ( a pale light banana yellow sponge )

I have never seen it made with Angel Cake.

My friend Maria who is Cuban and lives in Miami Beach, confirms.

Very very rich ! Also, please note: I believe I have a photo in my Photo Album on Mexico Culinary Course I took while I lived there.

In Buenos Aires, they make Gelato ( icecream) with this flavor. Very common throughout Argentina.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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Interesting. A good percentage of the recipes I read called for a white cake recipe. Regional differences I guess.

Yeah, it's probably a regional thing. A lot of these guys don't know each other outside of work, but they all seem to make it the same way. With the cake they use it's not mushy at all. Just juicy and soft. I bet it would be delicious with any of these options! I think you should do a taste test and invite all of us.
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@ Sprout,

I agree with you ! Definitely a taste test with an invite ... Awesome Idea.

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I found this thread a little late. Very interesting topic though. I have a recipe (a failed recipe) for the tres leches cake. My recipe turned out too soft, but the three milk soak was still so darned good we ate it anyway. It was a variation of an egg white cake. Sort of like angel food cake. It didn't fare so well though. I had a lady working with me who was married to a Mexican Man at the time (she nor he was a baker - they bought them from Mexican bakeries) trying to help me. We had fun critiquing my attempts but never got it spot on. If you have luck, please let me know. It's one of mine and DH's favorites.
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I haven't made it yet. I've saved all the info here.

When I come up with a winner, I'll post my results here.
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I haven't made it yet. I've saved all the info here.

When I come up with a winner, I'll post my results here.
And I haven't unpacked the box that contains Beatriz's recipe. I may get to that before you get around to making this, or I may not.
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@ Andy,

Good Morning,

I had lived in both Argentina and Mexico many years ago and here is the scoop on Tres Leches that I had encountered:

The Sauce is made as follows:

14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 pint Light Cream
8 0z. heavy Cream
12 oz. evaporated milk
Corn Flour Pound Cake ( a pale light banana yellow sponge )

I have never seen it made with Angel Cake.

My friend Maria who is Cuban and lives in Miami Beach, confirms.

Very very rich ! Also, please note: I believe I have a photo in my Photo Album on Mexico Culinary Course I took while I lived there.

In Buenos Aires, they make Gelato ( icecream) with this flavor. Very common throughout Argentina.

Kind regards.
Margi.
Margi--is that dulce de leche gelato or something else? I love dulce de leche ice cream/gelato...
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@ Andy,

Good Morning,

I had lived in both Argentina and Mexico many years ago and here is the scoop on Tres Leches that I had encountered:

The Sauce is made as follows:

14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 pint Light Cream
8 0z. heavy Cream
12 oz. evaporated milk
Corn Flour Pound Cake ( a pale light banana yellow sponge )

I have never seen it made with Angel Cake.

My friend Maria who is Cuban and lives in Miami Beach, confirms.

Very very rich ! Also, please note: I believe I have a photo in my Photo Album on Mexico Culinary Course I took while I lived there.

In Buenos Aires, they make Gelato ( icecream) with this flavor. Very common throughout Argentina.

Kind regards.
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Hi Margi
Do you happen to know where we can find a recipe for the corn flour pound cake?
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