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puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:33:40

Hiya, I'm arranging a mexican dinner for my family just wondering what you thought of the menu:

tortilla chips and quacamole for them while i finish cooking/serving

spanish rice
chilli con carne

mexican chocolate cake or tres leches cake (3 milk cake)

the cakes are american recipes is cake flour self raising flour? and all purpose flour - plain?
what is sour milk and can i get it in the supermarket.
and finally just confirming thqat baking soda is bicarb of soda

any suggestion welcome

trefusis Wed 17-Aug-05 22:35:32

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puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:37:54

I'll give you the links for the cake recipes, fingers crossed i get them to work

puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:38:47

mexican chocolate cake

Hattie05 Wed 17-Aug-05 22:39:16

Baking soda and bicarb soda are different things ( i have both in my cupboard) but couldn't tell you the difference . Muffin recipes call for a bit of each.

I would guess your flour theory is correct but don't know.

And i have no idea on sour milk.

So i am no help really am i?

princesspeahead Wed 17-Aug-05 22:39:56

you need chandra's opinion, she is mexican!

baking soda isn't bicarb I'm afraid, you need baking soda (available everywhere)

puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:40:41

tres leches cake

trefusis Wed 17-Aug-05 22:43:19

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princesspeahead Wed 17-Aug-05 22:46:32

oh god you are probably right. the "baking" bit blinded me to the "soda" rather than "powder".

Chandra, where are YOOOOOUUUUUUUU?!

Hattie05 Wed 17-Aug-05 22:47:42

Yes sorry i was thinking of baking powder also! lol

puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:50:02

trefusis i might try using buttermilk as i know i can get that in my local supermarket.
sorry to have confused everyone think i might order fish and chips for us all and we can have vanilla icecream for afters

nah i love enchiladas

trefusis Wed 17-Aug-05 22:50:21

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puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:53:29

yeah that sounds good, this gives me an excuse to make the cake beforehand strictly for experiment though

melsy Wed 17-Aug-05 22:55:28

I think theres a thread witha link to amercian v english terms for things. I had a thread going from a USA recipe and some of USA mn contingent nicely helped out. I may even have saved the link, will look .

As for recipe ideas , Ive always wanted to make a chicken mole(chocolate & chili sauce).

melsy Wed 17-Aug-05 23:03:16

there was this thread . Talking about mexican recipes.

This is the link to help USA/UK ingredients . V useful , think I shud add it to my faves. found it doing archive search in my name.

puppy Wed 17-Aug-05 23:05:01

thanks for links melsy thats great i'll read them now

mancmum Wed 17-Aug-05 23:24:17

sounds fab - another idea for a great pud is nigella's margerhita ice cream -- divine!

Tinker Thu 18-Aug-05 00:08:56

Recipe please mancmum. (Still wondering if I know (of) you )

NotQuiteCockney Thu 18-Aug-05 02:16:25

Sour milk is just that, sour milk. You make it by adding lemon juice to regular milk, I think - that's the best way to quickly safely sour milk. Oh, or vinegar.

And bicarbonate of soda = baking soda. Baking powder is different (stronger).

All purpose flour is plain flour. Dunno about cake flour.

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