Monday, March 15, 2010

Tres Leches

This is the recipe from :)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract*; beat well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
  6. Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
  7. Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla* together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated, enjoy!

*I almost always add extra vanilla (not quite doubling) to every dessert I make.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Taco Stackers

1 lb hamburger
1 chopped onion

1 can tomato paste
1 can tomato sauce
1 & 1/4 cups water (I'm actually not sure if this is the right amount...I'm just guessing. Maybe put in one cup and then add more at the very end (once you've added the rice) if you don't like the consistency. More water mixes in well if it's a little dry, so don't worry about that).
1 TBL sugar
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano

2 c cooked rice (like, take two cups of dry rice, then cook it)

Brown and drain hamburger and onion – add all ingredients EXCEPT rice – simmer 30 minutes (you can just let it simmer while the rice is cooking) – add rice – serve over fritos (scoops, please. it's much better that way) and top with grated cheese.

You can also top it with lettuce and tomatoes, kinda like a stacked taco