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                         Pastel Tres Leches Aldaco
 
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4  cup           flour
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
      1/2  cup           plus 2 tablespoons sugar
                         one Pinch salt
    3      large         eggs
      1/2  cup           milk
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
                         MILK MIX:
    1      can           evaporated milk -- (12-ounce)
    1      can           sweetened condensed milk -- (14-ounce)
    1      can           whole milk -- (use empty
                         condensed milk can)
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1      teaspoon      rum -- optional (1 to 2)
                         Chopped pecans -- or
                         cinnamon to sprinkle on top
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Mix
 together flour, baking powder
  sugar and pinch of salt in medium bowl. In another bowl, stir together
 the eggs, milk and vanilla lightly.
 Mix with the dry ingredients and stir well. Scrape into the cake pan and
 bake for about 20 minutes or until
 the top is light golden and springs back when touched in the center. Take
 cake out, cool 15 minutes, then 
 remove from pan so cake doesn't stick. Let cool completely. When cake is
 cooled, cut it in half horizontally
 with a long-bladed knife. To make the milk mixture: put the evaporated,
 condensed and whole milk, vanilla and 
 rum, if desired, into a large mixing bowl or blender and blend well. Lift
 the top half of the cake off and set
 aside. Put the bottom half of the cake onto a larger serving dish with a
 rim (to catch any excess milk). Slowly
 pour enough of the milk mixture onto the bottom half of the cake to
 saturate it well. Replace the top half over 
 the soaked bottom half and carefully pour more of the milk mixture over
 the top. This procedure should be performed
 slowly and you may have to wait a bit for the milk to soak into the top
 half, then pour some more. The cake should be
 allowed to soak and chill for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. (It
 is even better left to soak in the milk 
 overnight.)Cut into pie-shaped wedges and garnish the top of each serving
 with chopped pecans or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
 If there is milk left over that the cake didn't soak up, pour into a
 small pitcher and serve alongside the dessert. 
 
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 NOTES : Here is another Mexican dessert recipe, from Aldaco’s restaurant
 in San Antonio, Texas. Absolutely delicious!