It is rare to find a a great dessert but more difficult it is to find people who are seriously passionate about making desserts, when the art of making things sweet meets great quality ingredients and family traditions, then is when Cuatro Leches deserves a mention because they are a family run local business that put out rich, creamy and oh so very unique desserts. So The whole story about how I got to taste these desserts was completely accidental. I was actually looking for this bakery in the neighborhood of Coral Gables when at one point I was getting tired of searching for it because google map did not have it right and my patience is always running low. As I decided to turn back home I asked a man standing right outside of a cafeteria (Miami Cuban style coffee house) if he knew where Cuatro Leches bakery was located, and (I swear) he told me with a big smile "I am the owner"
Not only I got lucky to find the owner of Cuatro Leches, which by the way, he invited me a cafesito at the cafeteria, we had a cafesito standing outside the window and we talked for about 10 minutes, I mentioned to him I was searching for the best desserts in Miami, and that I have heard about this famous Tres Leches. We finished the cafesito and he invited me to come to the place where they handcraft all of these delicious desserts - and I accepted right away.
On my way out he hands me a bag full of desserts (yep, this ended up being my lucky day) and when I got home I pretty much finished them all in about 15 minutes (ok, yes, with the help of my husband prior to the madness he is going through at the moment of wanting to stay slim and going to the gym daily)
I shot this video so that you can get a sense of the texture of each flan/custard. The spongy one is the famous Tres Leches. My favorite? By far all of them.
The Bakery, located near the Bird Road warehouse district, sells to the general public and offers wholesale accounts to restaurants and hotels. All desserts are made-to-order, so be sure to reserve your desserts in advance. Retail customers can also purchase the bakery's sweets at any of the bakery's restaurant partners throughout Miami-Dade. Visit www.CuatroLeches.com for a full menu of their delectable offerings and locations.