Many of my friends know that I bake and cook a lot. In fact, I spend a good amount of time in the kitchen. For example, today I made Multigrain Bread and blueberry muffins. I've gotten into the routine of making homemade bread. Since moving out here, I have had plenty of time to get to know plenty of recipes.
I often watch things on youtube and subscribe to many youtubers. There are a lot of great channels out there and I am very grateful for the people who make these videos. I recently made one myself.
Check out my youtube video entry for Eugenie Kitchen's Nespresso Espresso Maker Video Contest. I made a Green Tea Castella Cake. I learned a lot about castella in the process and a bunch of other baking techniques. Baking for me is a lot of fun; so filming it and editing the footage introduced me to a whole another level.
Over the weekend, I was working on a project. Since I had some free time this weekend, I decided to enter an online giveaway from Eugenie Kitchen. It's a video response to one of her recipes. I decided to make her Green Tea Castella Cake. Below you will find the recipe that I adapted from Eugenie Kitchen. I'll post my youtube video entry soon, still putting the final touches on it.
1. Grease a
small loaf pan and line with parchment paper then set aside.
2.In a bowl,
whip up egg whites on medium speed.Once the egg whites become frothy add the sugar one tablespoon at a time
and continue to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.This method is commonly referred
to as the French meringue.
3. Add the egg yolks one at a time and beat until combined.
4. Add the sifted flour with a spatula and stir just until
5. Add 1 tbsp of hot water into the honey and mix well.
6. Mix honey mixture into the batter and stir just until
7. Pass the batter through a sieve for finer texture.
8. In another bowl, set aside 1/3 of the batter.
9. Add 1 tbsp of hot water into the green tea powder and mix
10. Add the green tea mixture into 1/3 of the batter and
stir until homogeneous.
11. In the small loaf pan, add in the plain batter and
evenly spread on the bottom with the back of a spoon. Add in 1-2 tablespoon of the green
batter and spread. Repeat until all the batter is used up.Make sure to only fill 2/3 of the loaf
12. Tap the pan a little and insert in a chopstick to make
swirl marble like textures.
13. Bake at 320˚ F for about 35-40 minutes.If the top browns too quickly loosely
cover with foil. If a toothpick comes out clean then it’s done.
top with a honey mixture (1 tbsp honey with 1 tbsp hot water).After 5 minutes, remove parchment paper
and cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to let
the castella flavor develop.