Showing posts with label water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water. Show all posts

August 24, 2015

Refried Beans


  • Pinto beans
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Chile serrano
  • Queso seco

Wash beans thoroughly.

Cook in pot, preferably a pressure cooker. If you don't use a pressure cooker, soak beans overnight. Add salt before cooking.

Once beans are cooked, on a flat pan add some oil (to taste).

Chop onion and chile and saute on pan.

Add beans (without liquid).

Use a tool to mash the beans.

Mash thoroughly.

Enjoy as a side dish. Add Mexican queso fresco o queso seco,

Makes a great side dish for chilaquiles verdes

May 9, 2013

Tres Leches Cake


  • Yellow cake mix
    • Eggs (3)
    • 1 cup of Water
    • 3/4 cups of melted butter
  • Tres leches:


Follow directions on cake mix box.
Mix dough with 1 cup of water, 3/4 melted butter and 3 eggs.


Mix using an electric mixer or hand whisk.

While mixing ingredients, pre-heat oven to 450 F degrees.
Pour mix into a tin or glass container.

Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Or until cooked. You can identify whether the cake is completely backed by using a fork. Once fork turns out clean, it is cooked.

On another container, use whisk to mix vanilla (home made), condensed, evaporated and regular milk. Add as much drinking milk as desired (based on your preference for sweetness).

Once the cake is baked. Let it cool for 15 minutes. Poke holes with fork throughout the cake. Then, add tress leches mixture.

Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Keep refrigerated.

Enjoy with coffee, tea, milk or by itself!

Stay tuned for another tres leches cake-made from scratch. 

April 15, 2013

Corn Tortillas

Home made corn tortillas!


  • Maseca (corn flour) found in any Mexican store
  • Water
  • Tortiadora-Tortilla maker (found at any Mexican store/flea market)

Add Masa  to a container (1 cup approx 3 small tortillas).

Add water until dough is soft and malleable in your hands.

Make plastic covers for the Tortiadora (tortilla maker). You may use a plastic bag.

Make small balls and place them on top of the plastic inside the Tortiadora.

Press firmly until flattened.

Cook in a flat pan (comal).

Let one side cook thoroughly before flipping over.

Flip over until puffed.

Store in aluminum or cloth towel.

Enjoy with tinga or any of our other taco fillings or as a burrito!