Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tres Leches

This past Thanksgiving I tested out a new dessert recipe that I found online by Sandra Lee who has the Semi-Homemade show on the Food Network.  That is definitely my kind of cooking when I'm pressed for time.  When the holidays rolls around I usually end up making my tried and true recipes which is most often made with chocolate...because I just like chocolate!  This time, I wanted to make something different but easy.  The tres leches recipe is definitely a dessert that doesn't take a lot of time, but it does require some refrigeration preferably a few hours or overnight.  If you want to try something new and different and want to wow your guests, definitely try this recipe!
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Fresh off the oven! Pretty much like a simple yellow cake.
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Tres leches = 3 milks
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TIP: Poke lots and lots and lots of holes!!
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TIP: Pour the three milks mixture slowly and evenly.
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Refrigerate overnight to make sure the cake soaks up all of the milk.
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Toasted coconut can be omitted, but it added great texture and flavor.
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14 comments:

LyddieGal said...

Looks pretty tasty, though I tend to take issue with this "semi-homemade" notion.
Why have we evolved into a country that needs a box in order to bake?

I'm not saying you do - just that Sandra Lee should not be making money off this idea which promotes processed foods and laziness.

Rachel said...

mmm! I had this once, when I was in Ecuador. the coconut does make it prettier!

Amber said...

you had me up until the coconut. my tummy just doesnt groove with the stuff

Annie said...

Christine! Tres leches is my favorite dessert EVER!! Looks so yummy :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Elaine said...

ooohh! it looks absolutely delicious! i am not much of a baker but this doesn't look like something i can screw up easily.

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elaine
www.allsortsofadorable.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Looks tasty! But I'm not sure if I'd like it, haha :)
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Jen Hsieh said...

That looks incredible! Such a unique recipe with the milk being poured on top but the coconut is the best part of it all! I'm adding this to my list of recipes to try out. :)

JennifHsieh

Sunny & Star said...

Oh I love coconut and this looks so yummy. Looks like this is another recipe I am going to have to try upon your suggestion.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Miss Dre said...

I definitely want to try this recipe for the holiday season. Looks yummy!

I like Sandra Lee's semi-homemade show and her recipes really save time.

Milex said...

I want

Sandy a la Mode said...

OMG i want some of that now!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

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Laura Go said...

ahhhh I am so badly lactose intolerant that I can't ingest this at all. BUT it looks so super moist and delish, christine!
♥ laura
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Mirror of Fashion said...

That looks so yummy! Gotta try it out myself.

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