Green tea cake: KASUTERA

green tea kasutera

.Japanese got the first taste of kasutera during 16th century when the Portuguese travellers introduced them to the art of baking this cake. Soon it became a Japanese favourite and evolved into a Nagasaki speciality.

Kasutera can be enjoyed in a number of flavours, green tea being one of them. The moist, smooth texture of green tea kasutera is a pleasure for the taste buds as the crumbs melts in your mouth. The mild sweetness of the cake strikes the right chord with the refreshing essence of the green tea. Apart from being a decadent indulgence, kasutera serves as a treat for the eyes. The traditional custom of serving the cake with its sides sliced off, reveals a pleasant greenish hue which contrasts with the dark brown surface and adds to the charm of this cake. Savour this with a steaming cup of unsweetened green tea and fall in love with green tea kasutera.

  • 1 tbsp green tea powder

  • ¾ cup flour

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  • Combine the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

  • Warm the milk in a pan and gently stir in the honey.

  • Beat the eggs vigorously with an electric mixer until they become almost white or at least light yellow, while the sugar is added in parts.

  • Fold in the whisked egg into the dry mixture, followed by the sweetened milk.

  • Stir them all together into a smooth batter and transfer it into the lined loaf pan.

  • Bake the cake in the oven at preheated temperature for 10 minutes before turning down the temperature to 300 degrees F.

  • Bake the cake for another 40 minutes before removing it from the oven.

  • Free the edges from the loaf pan and flip the cake on a plate.

  • Strip away the parchment paper and allow it to cool.

  • Slice the kasutera and enjoy!

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