Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fish Taco Fix-Up


 Thanks to Facebook, I found out one of my favorite families had an honest to goodness hankering for some fish tacos and guacamole.  Rather than send them out to a restaurant I invited the happy trio to our house for a fish taco fiesta! 

 I make really fine fish tacos if I so say so myself.  They highlight simple fresh ingredients like cabbage, radishes and mango to create a lovely foil for crispy cod and smokey chipotle aioli.  Seriously, YUM.
 In a truly uncharacteristic kitchen act I baked a cake to finish our meal!  I have always been a fan of Tres Leches cake and this version was a total hit; educating little Kas about evil maraschino cherries was a total delight!  Go on...make one for your next fiesta.

Three Milk Cake
serves 12-14

1 Cup of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
1 Cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 Cup milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 Cup heavy cream
1 Pint heavy cream, for frosting
2 Tablespoons sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.  In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Separate the eggs.  Beat the yolks and 3/4 Cup sugar until light yellow and thickened.  Add add the vanilla and milk and beat until combined.  Pour the yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir to combine.  Whip the egg whites until the hold soft peaks.  Gradually add the remaining 1/4 Cup of sugar with the machine running and continue whipping until stiff, but not dry.  Fold the egg whites into the cake batter and pour into the prepared pan.  Bake for 35-40 minutes until a pick comes out clean.  Invert the cake onto a rimmed platter and allow to cool completely.  Combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream in a pitcher.  Prick the cake all over with the tines of a fork and pour the three milks evenly over the cake. Allow to soak for 30 minutes.  Whip the cream and sugar until thick and spreadable.  Frost the top of the cake and garnish each slice with maraschino cherry.
 With a belly full of cake our youngest dinner guest was ready for some stories and sweet dreams.  Seeing these three cuddle up like this is too cute for words.

3 comments:

Angela said...

That's the recipe I use for Tres Leches too! Yum. It all looks delicious.

Mel said...

Ang, I actually think you made this for me several years a gao. When it turned out and I had a taste I immediately thought of you! Food memories are totally strange.

Kaberi said...

We couldn't have had a better night with you guys. Love you!

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