Tres Leches Parfaits: A Cuban Favorite
A delicacy from Latin America called tres leches comprises three different ingredients. It starts with milk and heavy cream, then an egg yolk, and lastly dulce de leche as the ultimate sweetness.
What is Tres Leches
Three milks—evaporated milk, heavy cream, and whole milk—are combined to make the delicacy known as tres leches. Typically, it comes with whipped cream or ice cream as toppings. The cake has angel food cake overtones. The batter is made even lighter and spongier by the addition of whisked egg whites. Tres leches cake is made by poking holes in a baked cake with a fork and then covering it with three different kinds of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk.
- 3 cups all, purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened (1/2 stick)
- 1 cup sugar
The flour, baking soda, and salt should all be combined in a big basin. Until frothy, combine the butter and sugar using an electric mixer or your hands. Do not overmix; beat in eggs one at a time, incorporating each one completely. Before adding milk gradually and continuing to mix consistently with the paddle attachment on low speed just until incorporated, add vanilla extract and blend thoroughly. DO NOT OVERMIX! Pour the batter into the prepared pans equally (I like to grease my pans with oil first). Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake emerges clean when withdrawn from the pan side by side with another toothpick. There should be no batter on either end of those toothpicks when they are removed.
You’ll be preparing a cake that resembles a sponge cake in the subsequent phases. In a bowl, first combine the dry ingredients. To prepare your batter, add some milk and eggs next. Stir everything together thoroughly. This mixture will run over if you don’t use anything, so pour it into two 9, inch round pans that have been lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. Baking soda bread is baked at 350°F for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top and softly cracked around the edges when gently tapped with fingers. As the bread bakes, steam is released, causing it to rise significantly beyond its pan (like when we made pizza dough). Before adding ice cream or other toppings, let cool fully!
After that, prepare the glaze by combining the melted condensed milk and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat until boiling point is reached; remove from heat immediately after boiling point is reached to prevent the formation of very thick clumps on top of the hot liquid. This should take about 5 minutes. Then, pour the glaze over the cooled crusts evenly, distributing it among all of them so that there were no bare spots Some people prefer to eat theirs warm right away rather than waiting hours later because there would be absolutely no chance of getting sick again. Let set overnight before serving (you’ll know if something isn’t done properly when little cracks appear near edges along edges where food meets pan/baking sheet surface).
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20, 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool completely and cut into squares before topping with glaze and sprinkling with cinnamon, if desired.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and sugar until well combined.
- Add flour and whisk until smooth.
- Pour over cake in layers alternating with a sponge cake layer (if you’re feeling particularly fancy) or just simply pouring it over like I did below!
Your cake may be adorned with a choice of toppings. Some are entirely obligatory, such as whipped cream or fruit puree, while others are optional, such as sprinkles and chocolate chips. The purpose of the topping is to cover the cake, give it taste and texture (like crushed Oreos), moisture (like whipped cream), or just to make it seem nice. Go ahead and top your Tres Leches cake with icing (such as whipped cream) if you want to make it appear more appealing.
This dessert is filling.
Tres Leches is a decadent, creamy dessert that is perfect for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries but can be eaten all year long. To ensure that everyone receives their own helping and avoid a dispute over the final piece, try serving this dessert in individual serving plates if you’re making it for a big group of people.
Use every last bit of cake if you’re preparing this recipe for one person who enjoys sweets as much as I do (and if they have room in their stomach), but don’t skimp on the cream because it’s crucial in this dish. Please leave a comment if you have any queries regarding this recipe. I would like hearing from you!
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