Sunday, May 20, 2007

Viva Mexico!

Cinco de Mayo was so much fun, and VERY tasty and I'm sorry I took this long to post it. I made a beef (using turkey) taco skillet, baked tortilla chips, and my first ever Tres Leches cake. We had yummy margaritas too, and I love Mr and Mrs T Margarita mix.

I pulled this recipe from a magazine, it was part of a Campbell's add. This was super easy to make, and so amazingly delicious, we all LOVED it!

Ranchero Taco Skillet

1 lb ground turkey
1 can Campbell's tomato soup
1/2 cup salsa (I used a peach pineapple salsa of medium heat that gave each bite a hint of sweetness)
1/2 cup water 8-9 small corn tortillas (or 6 six inch flour tortillas), cut into one inch pieces (strips or triangles-I did both)
1/2 cup (or more) cheddar cheese (or mixed cheese blend, I used cheddar and Monterey Jack)

1) Cook turkey in large skillet until browned, stirring to break up meat. Pour off fat.
2) Stir in soup, salsa, water, and tortillas. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 min. Stir, and top with cheese. Makes 4 Servings.

I made my tres leches cake from a recipe I found on the website "Diana's Desserts". There were two different was to make a topping for the cake, and I chose to make the whipped cream topping instead of the Meringue. This cake was very moist and the texture of the milk soaked cake reminded me of tiramisu. It was a little difficult to measure because I wanted to third the recipe since I really didn't need or want 9-12 servings hanging around. I used a small loaf pan for the cake and it turned out fine. You can find the recipe here.


Cheryl said...

The cake looks so good and moist. I have yet to try dulce de leche. Must do it soon.

Kathy said...

Man, that cake looks moist! I've never had a dulce de leche cake before, but it's on my agenda now! :)

Anonymous said...

Where did you find whipping cream that actually whips? The "whipping" cream I buy (Meadow Gold) will not whip up no matter what I do. Not sure why they sell this stuff if it doesn't make whipped cream. The cake looks great. Thanks!

Anuhea said...

Cheryl and Kathy- It's not really a dulce de leche cake...that is like a milky spanish caramel I think...this was similar, but called tres leches, which means it was soaked in three milks (sweetened condensed, evaporated, and regular milk).

Hey anon- Thanks for reading my blog, whoever you are! I think I got my whipping cream from lucerne (safeway) and you just have to beat it for a really long time with a hand held or electronic mixer on high. Maybe the addition of sugar helps to firm it up as well. Hope you have better luck with another brand.

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