What is a good recipe for traditional pastel de tres leches?


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A good recipe for pastel de tres Leches is Food Network's tres leches cake recipe provided by Marcela Valladolid. The recipe takes about 25 minutes to prepare and serves about eight to 10 people. Tres leches cake gets its name because there are three types of milk used in the recipe.

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To make tres leches cake, first prepare a 10-inch cake pan by greasing and flouring it and lining it with parchment paper greased with cooking spray. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1 tablespoon baking powder. Separately, use an electric mixer to whisk the whites of four eggs until they are frothy. Add in 1 1/2 cups sugar a little at a time with the mixer running. Then, mix in four egg yolks, one at a time.

Add the flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of 1/2 cup whole milk. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool the cake for about 10 minutes, and then remove it from the pan. Use a skewer to poke holes in the cake.

Mix a can of sweetened condensed milk, a can of evaporated milk, 1 cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons orange liqueur. Pour the milk mixture over the cake, cover the cake, and refrigerate it for at least three hours. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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