Cookies dipped in milk too basic for you? (blasphemy!) Try cake soaked in many milks― a.k.a tres leches cake for those of you who haven’t tried this Latin American favorite. My twist on this well-loved recipe? Plantain Tres Leches Cake.
Sliced plantains, pan-fried in sugar and spices, cover the bottom of a light sponge cake soaked in evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and 2% milk. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with a combination of cinnamon and allspice, you’ll be digging into this cake with a spoon.
Some recipes use a butter cake but many prefer a sponge cake. Various online sources claim a butterless sponge is more authentic but whether this is true, I’m not sure. Without butter or oil, the lightened batter is able to better absorb all that liquid without falling apart.
SCOOBY DOO CHEATS ON THE MYSTERY MACHINE + PAN FRIED CHEESE
At Division Café and Somerville Cruise Nights
If you had the choice between having a personal chef, housekeeper, butler or driver, which would you pick?
I’d have to go with the driver. I love riding in cars— especially with the windows down. (One thing I have in common with dogs is we both enjoy sticking our faces out car windows )
I also love looking at classic cars but I don’t know what I’d do if I actually owned one. Unless there is no one else on the road, I’m not usually comfortable driving and that’s with an automatic transmission. Forget about stick.
Speaking of cars, I finally made it out to Somerville Cruise Nights last week. Every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day for the past 27 years, Somerville NJ has run a classic car show. Now 100+ classic cars regularly line Main Street on Friday evenings turning the event series into a nationally acclaimed classic car show.
To celebrate my father’s birthday, my family ate in Downtown Somerville and then leisurely walked along Main Street enjoying all the cars. There are a couple restaurants in Somerville that we enjoy but we decided to try Division Café, a small Costa Rican joint on a pedestrian-only side street.