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Looking for a recipe for 3 milk cake

The The Bakers Dozen: Looking for a recipe for 3 milk cake
By verna on Sunday, January 16, 2000 - 01:14 am: Edit

Does anyone have a recipe for 3 milk cake?
It is made with condensed sweetened milk, canned milk and fresh milk.

By judymontreal on Sunday, January 16, 2000 - 05:41 am: Edit

Verna, check a previous message under the title:
"Postre de las tres leches" from December 13.
I posted the recipe you want.

By momoreg on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 12:23 pm: Edit

I tried that recipe. Has anybody else? I've never had tres leches cake before, but this wasn't at all what I expected. The cake was very eggy. It was fun to try something new, anyway.

By judymontreal on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 07:44 pm: Edit

Momoreg, I looked back over that recipe. Still haven't had a chance to try it. 7 eggs?! It must be like a sponge cake. What was the texture like? A fine crumb or aerated and foamy? Does the cake hold all the liquid? I know, I know, - I should try it myself but lately I have had to almost fight for oven time. It must be wonderful to have an oven designated for just pastry. Sigh!

By momoreg on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 - 07:53 am: Edit

The cake didn't fall, but it became sort of compressed as it cooled, and the top was a skin that was separate from the cake, if you can picture that. It wasn't airy, and didn't hold all the liquid, but I probably should have tried adding more an hour later, because it wasn't completely saturated. I was in a hurry. The icicng was a lime flavored meringue. It was unusual, but not quite a seller. I baked mine in a convection. I think it would have risen differently in a deck oven.

By d. on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 - 03:37 pm: Edit

I've made 3 milk cake with just a regular sponge cake recipe(I don't recall the egg ratio, but it was pretty light and not very eggy). 10" cake pans and 1c. of each milk(condensed, evap. and heavy cream). I don't remember using all 3c. of the milk to soak 1 cake. I added lime zest to the sponge batter. I didn't care for the cake but the Mexican guys at work were very happy that I had made that for them for breakfast!

By judymontreal on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 - 07:27 pm: Edit

Thanks for the info both of you.

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