Delightful Cake / Delightful Bowl:
I am still recovering from TWO back-to-back Arts Tours! My Lake Minnetonka Tour (with sooooo much preparation); the St. Croix Pottery Tour (where I help out at Guillermo’s Studio). I so enjoy both of these events (every year), but I also enjoy getting my life back when the excitement is over.
While working at the St. Croix Tour, Guillermo’s wife, Laurie, made a simple Tres Leches Cake for one of our desserts. A ‘Mexican’ cake made with ‘three milks’ — Moist like a ‘custard’; delightful, refreshing, like a Mexican Tiramisu. I had to try making this cake! And I had to share one of my new Bowls that I acquired at the Tour!
The Food – Tres Leches Cake with Bananas & Cinnamon:
With Laurie’s recipe, it was so easy to make! First, a quick ‘sponge’ cake; when baked, poked with skewer all over. Then, a mixture of ‘three milks’ (evaporated, sweetened/condensed, heavy cream) with a dash of Brandy — The milk-mixture poured over cooled cake. Refrigerated for several hours (or overnight) — Done, easy but elegant! I served with sliced bananas, extra whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon — Truly delectable-amazing!! The flavors worked so wonderfully together!
Note — I did not have Brandy; I used a dash of Drambuie — OMG! Definitely amazing, wonderful!
Recipe (Laurie’s Recipe) included on my Recipe Page.
The Pottery – Bowl by Jim Lorio:
I acquired several pieces this year made by Colorado Artist, Jim Lorio. Several shallow bowls, and a few more goodies (I’ll share later). I chose this Bowl (almost a plate) for presentation of my Cake — Stoneware with Jim’s snowy-white, silky smooth Glaze (I LOVE this glaze); random texture marks inside the Bowl; three delightful, ruffly dents along the rim. I think this Bowl was perfect for a serving of Tres Leches Cake with Banana!
Hope everyone enjoyed my ‘recovery’ treat — Tres Leches Cake (in Jim Lorio Bowl)!
Now, I’ve got some major GLAZING to do, for a firing this week.