Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Putting my magazine subscriptions to good use...

I've said it once and I'll say it again.  I have a problem... the magazine subscriptions have taken over my life!  I'm slowly weeding my way through the magazines and the articles.  Tossing the ones that aren't worth the trouble and hanging on to the articles and magazines that have a nuggets of wisdom or articles of value.  Goodbye Time magazine - into the recycling bin with you... I'm getting my news from the internet... Food and Wine?  I just can't let you go.

One of my work colleagues had a birthday today.  I agreed to make a cake for the occasion.  He's not much of a dessert kind of guy.  But he's a big fan of tres leches cake.  (A Mexican cake with three milks).  I am also a fan of tres leches cake.  It's one of my favorites.  I've tried my hand at a few recipes and had one on file that was a favorite... one with a bit of cinnamon and spice to it.  But then, as I was flipping through my latest delivery of Food and Wine Magazine there it was.  A new recipe for tres leches cake.  And just by reading the recipe I KNEW it was the real deal.

Last night, after Sweet Pea drifted off to sleep I got to work making the cake.  It did not disappoint.  Flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves.  Just the right amount of saturation with the "milks".  The cake absorbed the mixture nicely and held together without getting sloppy or mushy.  The strawberries as a garnish to the recipe were an excellent touch... the cake and the berries brought of the flavors of one another.

One of my co-workers has given up all foods with flour for Lent.  Today, he caved and had a piece of cake.  He then confided that my cake was officially "sinful" - I really hope I don't go to Hell for causing him to cave on his convictions.  But the cake really was amazing, if I do say so myself.  Not only amazing - but amazingly uncomplicated and relatively quick to make.

But don't take my word for it - I've decided to share the recipe with you!  You can find it here.  I hope you enjoy it.  Make sure it let me know if you decide to try your hand at it.  Since Lovey is out of town he missed out on the deliciousness.  He's quite disappointed... something tells me I'll be making this cake one more time this week.  I'm not complaining.  More cake for me!

What are your favorite recipes to make?  I'd love to know!

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