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Friday, December 28, 2012

Tres Leches Strawberry Cake

I know you are drooling over this one..just by looking at the pictures!!! Soft creamy whipped cream over a amazingly moist cake (almost custard like!) topped with fresh strawberries....I am with you! Love Love Love it!!!
I had never had or made "Tres Leches Cake"[ 'Tres' means Three and 'Leches' mean Milk....probably all must have come across these words...living in 'Spanish' translated America!] . I came across this one...on  a Facebook Foodie Community "Bon  Appetit'...One of the fellow members,Shalmali Thakur-Pradhan, had posted the cake recipe on her blog (Bakasoor.blogspot.com).Check the detail recipe here--

It was a very pretty looking ....luscious...tempting cake..and I couldn't resist baking it! Since Christmas was right around the corner...we celebrated Christmas with this aweesomeely delicious 'Tres Leches Strawberry Cake'!!!

I pretty much followed the instructions on Shalmali's blog...with few modifications.

1) Bake a cake with "White Cake " Mix. I used 8inch round pan. I made 1- 8inch round cake and 6 cupcakes
After the cake bakes...let it cool for 1/2 hr or so...transfer to a disposable aluminum pie dish (which you can cut out after soaking the cake in 3 milks)
2) Poke the cake with fork all over and soak it in 3 milk mixture. Let it soak for 1 hour. Keep the cake in the refrigerator for that time.
 3) Cut out the sides of the aluminum plate and top with whipped cream and decorate with fresh cut Strawberries.Done!
Indulge into the rich, moist, milky, whipped creamy, strawberry goodness!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Sizzling New Kitchen!

Christmas break started ...and we were wondering where to go???  The places that were warm were far away...and the near ones were going to be as cold as Columbus. All in all ...."M" and I scratched our heads..and still couldn't decide on a place to go for the break...
But then...An Idea came by....why not take up some home renovation project??? It will be fun!
I was wanting a "Kitchen Backsplash"...for obvious reasons...the oil was flying to the walls...the food was spluttering on the walls behind the stove...and those marks didn't look so pretty.
We studied on the internet about the Kitchen Backsplash...went through all the steps...materials, tools that were needed and finally decided on what we wanted to do.
The project went well...it wasn't as easy as shown in the videos on the net...but 'do-able'. It was fun...hard work...but in the end...My Sizzling New Kitchen Looked Gorgeous!! "M' did most of the work...I was helping him around here and there.

3 Days of Hard Work later.... The Kitchen Backsplash was all done!
Picture on the left is "Before The Kitchen Backsplash" and One on the right is "After the Backsplash " was done.

The "glass mosaic" tiles that we used..gave a 'Modern' look to the Kitchen!

I will be Cooking and Blogging soon..from the Newly Updated "Sizzling" Kitchen..See you then!