Saturday, July 25, 2009

If you're in a pinch and have no sugar for frosting...

Posted by Sweet 2ooth Treats at 4:15 PM 0 comments
I remembered running out of sugar last week when making chocolate frosting and yet found I had lots o condensed milk.So here is a recipe for a Sugarless Chocolate Frosting (sorta)
1 square unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup (1/2 can ) condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
1tsp Vanilla
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water bath.Stir 2/3 cup of condensed milk and salt.Stir and cook over boiling water ( don't let the water hit the bottom of bowl) until thick, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla then stir in 1/2 tablespoon water and beat.Add a few drops of hot water if too thick :)

For those of you who are bi lingual in Spanish I created a really rich sugarless recipe now at the Splenda website you can get at :

www.splendaenespanol.com/recipe_detail.jhtml?id=splendaenespanol/recipes/library/pastel_con_Pudin_de.inc

Once I get a chance I will definitely translate it soon!!

I dreaded the idea of making a Three Milk Cake (Tres Leches Cake)...

Posted by Sweet 2ooth Treats at 2:03 PM 0 comments
This cake is traditional in Latin America and Mexico essentially a Genoise (Sponge) cake and really easy to mess up especially if it is raining like it was. This is a tedious cake because like any sponge cake you have to whip ahhhh egg whites yes egg whites and like I mentioned before if it's raining they don't whip very well...

Anyway the cake is baked and soaked in three milks :
Evaporated Condensed Heavy Cream I personally add a 1/2 cup of milk to diluted some so it's not so sweet! So I look in my pantry and no flour! I really didn't feel like going to the store just for a bag of flour so I looked around and found a pancake mix.

I decided to improvise and use that instead ;0) the result?
This awesome light buttery cake recipe:


2 Cups Pancake Mix ( I happen to have AJ)

1/2 Cup of sugar (if you wanted sweeter add an addt'l 1/2 cup)
3/4 Vegetable oil
1 cup Whole Milk ( Skim for the health conscious)
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla or 1 Vanilla Bean
4 Large Eggs


That's it! Mix all the ingredients, let it rest for 5 minutes while your oven pre-heats to 350 degrees. Pour into two- 8 inch pans and bake for 20 to 25 minutes depending on your ovens temperament (we all know our ovens have those days) If you went for the less sweeter a good chocolate frosting works if the sweeter version was your choice whip cream or mousse and berries is awesome!!!

Have Fun sharing tasting and baking !!
 

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