Tres Leches Cake

[wcm_nonmember]<!– –><div style="text-align: center"><!– –><img src="" alt="" scale="0" style="max-width: 30%; margin-top: 20px"><!– –><!– –><h2><!– –>Unlock this Story<!– –></h2><!– –><p style="padding-bottom:25px"><!– –>Stories from the 'Bucket List' book are only available to members<!– –></p><!– –><a class="et_pb_button" background-color: #ffffff"<!– –>href="/product/digital-club-membership/">join the club</a><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_nonmember]<!– –><!– –>[wcm_restrict]<!– –><!– –><div class="page" title="Page 44"><!– –><div class="section"><!– –><div class="layoutArea"><!– –><div class="column"><!– –><!– –><p>Grace’s ultimate bucket list dish is a tres leches cake. It’s a traditional Mexican cake and, as a bucket list item, <b>learning to cook a dish that is part of your heritage</b> is something that everyone should try. Find something that connects you to your culture. Like Grace says, even if it’s kind of hard to make, it’ll be <b>so worth it</b> when you get it right.</p><!– –><!– –><p>This dish is often associated with birthdays, baptisms, quinceañeras, weddings or any big celebration. Grace remembers that she was at a party with her dad the first time she had Tres Leches Cake. She is Mexican American but wasn’t surrounded by Mexican culture as a child aside from <b>big family gatherings</b>, where it was all about people and, of course, food! She got a piece of cake, expecting it to be weird because it’s quite soggy, but when she ate it she thought it was incredible. It quickly became her favourite cake of all time!</p><!– –><!– –><p>Now, Grace is trying to learn more about her heritage and <b>food has always been what has linked her to her roots</b>. She has been cooking a lot of Mexican dishes and this is one that she absolutely loves but is still on her to-do list. She will usually buy this from a shop, but she does have a few tips for getting it just right: it’s a dry vanilla sponge doused in a super sweet mixture of milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk. The cake <b>has to be dry and light</b> because it soaks up all the sweet mixture as it chills (it has to be served completely cold) and becomes something amazing. It’s decorated very simply with whipped cream.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Never use dulce de leche. It’s just an overload of sweetness. The same applies to spices like cinnamon. Grace recommends keeping it simple with the cake, just your three milks and whipped cream. When it’s made just right it’s perfect as it is. The beauty of this cake is that there isn’t a bunch of ingredients or processes to go through and <b>every ingredient is really easy to find</b> or even already stocked in the cupboard.</p><!– –><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_restrict]