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Hold the Grease: Tacos with Potatoes and Skillet Corn and A Trip to Old Town San Diego

Hold the Grease: Tacos with Potatoes and Skillet Corn and A Trip to Old Town San Diego

Late in April each year the Cinco de Mayo ruckus begins.  Ads on television air, local restaurants sport signs about Cinco de Mayo happy hours and don strings of red, green, and white flags, grocery stores advertise their specials full of bagged chips and cheese […]

Green Chili and Cheddar Souffle

Green Chili and Cheddar Souffle

One of the things I’ve learned over the years about food is that often, the recipes that have a reputation for being fussy are anything but.   Souffles are a great example of this.  Think of all the times you’ve seen a cook depicted making a […]

Quatro Leches Cake with Blackberry Sauce

Quatro Leches Cake with Blackberry Sauce

 

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I’m notorious for rarely making a recipe more than once.  I have been known, however, to make a dish again and again with a new recipe each time.  I know this isn’t a novel concept, and I guess some may consider it crazy.  For example:  You’ve been invited to a dinner party and you’ve volunteered to make dessert.  Because the menu is featuring Mexican cuisine, for a split second, you’re tempted to try Budin de Cajeta con Moras you tried last time the dinner group got together for Mexican, but no, because you saw a recipe for flan with hazelnuts in a recent issue of Food & Wine.  Of course time got away from you (better known as procrastination) so you relied yet again upon Google and a search for Tres Leches knowing something new would come up.

Of course it did.  I’ve made Tres Leches cake, and Quatro Leches cake but this one seemingly had a different spin, so how could I resist?

I couldn’t.  This cake wasn’t destined to stay in the pan while the milk was poured over it.  No, it needed to be turned out of its pan, cooled, flipped, and then subjected to the milk bath.  Yes, I had to find out what could happen.

Murphy’s Law.

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