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BTB’s Tres Leches Cake with Fresh Strawberries

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Apr, 26, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

 

This simple Mexican dessert is one of our favorites!
Tres Leches is an ultra-light cake soaked in a sweet milk mixture and topped with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon.  You will definitely want to give this recipe a try!

Prep Time: 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 433 per serving

tres leches

 


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk

Whipped Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 pint Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sliced Strawberries
 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9x13'' pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Separate the eggs into two separate bowls.
  4. Add 3/4 cup sugar to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix on high speed until yolks are pale yellow. Add the 1/3 cup milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir gently just until combined (don't over-mix).
  6. Use electric beaters to beat the egg whites on high speed. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar as you mix and continue beating until stiff peaks.
  7. Fold egg whites into the batter gently, just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Make sure to smooth it into an even layer so your baked cake doesn't have divots in it.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow cake to cool completely.
  9. Combine the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk in a small bowl. Once the cake has cooled use a fork to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  10. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the the top of the cake, making sure to pour near the edges and all around.
  11. Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour or overnight, to allow it to soak up the milk.
  12. In the meantime, whip the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks. Smooth over the top of the cake. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Serve with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. 
Enjoy!
 

Beyond the Box's Horchata

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Apr, 26, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by giving our delicious Horchata recipe a try! 
This recipe makes enough for 6 servings. 
Calories: 191 per serving.
Horchata

 


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups Water , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk or Almond Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Sugar , to taste
Instructions:
  1. To a blender, add rice, 2 cups of water, and 2 cinnamon sticks.
  2. Blend about for 2 minutes or until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend again.
  3. Pour contents into a pitcher or container with a fitted lid and place on your countertop overnight (or for at least 8 hours).
  4. Pour the rice mixture into a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher. Discard the rice.
  5. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference). Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.

Enjoy!
 

Bleu Cheese, Walnut & Red Grape Lollipops

Posted by Douglas Brown on Wed, Nov, 23, 2016 @ 13:11 PM


Hosting or attending a holiday party and looking for something new and delicious to bring?  Try these Bleu Cheese, Walnut & Red Grape Lollipops!  These lollipops not only taste great, but they are also super easy to make.  Stray away from all the basic traditional appetizers and bring something new, your guests will be glad you did!

Makes 12 Lollipops

Ingredients:
12 Red Grapes
2.5 Ounces Danish Bleu Cheese
1 Ounce Toasted Walnut Pieces, ground coarse
12 Lollipop Sticks

Instructions:
1. Divide the cheese in 12 equal pieces
2. Make sure the grapes are very dry
3. Place the cheese in the center of you palm and
crust around the entire grape evenly

4. Roll the grape in the ground walnuts
5. Place the lollipop stick into the grape and serve

Enjoy!


 

Cranberry-Spiced Cheesecake

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Nov, 10, 2016 @ 13:11 PM


The holidays are coming up quick!  Be prepared for all of your holiday parties, whether you are hosting or attending, with this delicious Cranberry-Spiced Cheesecake recipe.  A festive dessert is always sure to be a hit so give it a try!

Ingredients for the Crust:
½ Pound Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Ounce Granulated Sugar
3 Ounces Unsalted Butter, softened
Instructions:
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Spray an 8 inch baking pan and press the crust into the bottom evenly
3. Bake for 5 minutes at 325 degrees

Ingredients for the Filling:

1.5 Pounds Cream Cheese
6 Ounces Granulated Sugar
3 Large Eggs
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
¾ Ounce All Purpose Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 Ounces Cranberry Sauce
Instructions:
1. Combine the sugar and cream cheese and mix until smooth
2. Add the eggs
3. Sift together the flour, cinnamon and salt and add
4. Add the filling to the baked crust
5. Swirl the cranberry mixture into the cheesecake
6. Bake for 80 minutes in a water bath at 325 degrees

Enjoy!


 

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Oct, 20, 2016 @ 13:10 PM


Holiday parties will soon be approaching!  Make the most of them by trying this Warm Spiced Apple Cider recipe.  It's simple to make and your guests will love it, an added bonus is the delicious smell it creates to set the scene for your fall fun. Enjoy!

This recipe makes 5 quarts of cider

Ingredients:
10 Gala Apples, cut in quarters

10 Cinnamon Sticks
5 Cloves
2 Star Anise
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Gallon Apple Juice

Instructions:
1. Combine all of the ingredients and bring to a simmer.

2. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour
3. Strain and serve warm or chilled

Enjoy!


 

Honey Mustard Roasted Pork Loin

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Mar, 24, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

 
Having some guests over for dinner and really want to impress?  Have no fear!  Try this delicious and super easy pork loin dish.  Your guests will be glad you did!

This recipe serves 8-12 people

Ingredients:
1 Whole Pork Loin (Approx 5-7 Pounds)
½ Cup Honey
½ Cup Whole Grain Mustard
1-16 Ounce Jar Mango Chutney
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
½ Cup Garlic, minced
¼ Cup Salt
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper

Instructions:
1. Season the Pork Loin with the Salt, Pepper and Rub with Oil
2. Combine the Honey, Garlic, Mustard and Mango Chutney
3. Rub the entire Pork Loin with the Mix and pour any excess over the top
4. Roast the Pork Loin at 350 degrees for about 90 minutes or until an internal temperature of 145 degrees
5. Remove the Pork Loin and let sit for 10 minutes
6. Slice the Pork Loin into ½ inch pieces and serve

Enjoy!

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Beyond the Box is a full service catering and event company located in Dallas, Texas.  Beyond the Box services homes, offices and event spaces all over the DFW area.  

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