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Castella Cake – How to make (with detailed instruction)

Castella (Kasutera カステラ) catches my attention when I realize that it is a cake made with bread flour.  So is it a cake or bread?  The Portuguese merchants introduced castella to Japan in the 16th century. It is derived from a Portuguese recipe Pão de Ló. Since it is also called Pão de Castela, meaning …

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Japanese sponge cake – How to make the most cottony and bouncy cake

Finally, I am getting everything right on how to make the Japanese sponge cake after many attempts. The cake is bouncy like a sponge, with the soft and delicate texture resemble cotton when you tear it apart. I also add the cake batter to the dough of the chocolate Japanese milk bread. Here is the …

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How to make the best banana cake (The step-by-step complete guide)

Imagine the amount of banana in the banana cake is a quarter of the weight of the cake! A lot of bananas! That is precisely how to describe our banana cake, no essence, one hundred percent pure Barangan banana, fully ripe and sweet. This article is about how to make our best banana cake endorsed …

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How to make green tea chiffon cake – the complete guide

Making green tea chiffon cake involve only a few steps. However, it is not as simple as you think if you want to make it perfect each time. This guide provides all the information you need to make the chiffon cake which is moist, soft, light, airy, fluffy and free from large air bubbles. Note: …

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Japanese Cheesecake Recipe (Soufflé Cheesecake) with seven simple steps

Have you tried Japanese cheesecake before? Japanese cheesecake is pillowy soft, with cottony texture and soufflé like crumbs. When it is fresh from the oven, the cake is so soft that it jiggles like soufflé! That is why is called soufflé cheesecake in Japan. It involves (a) beating the egg whites separately to become meringue …

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Complete guide- How to make the best butter cake (8 simple steps)

(Part two of the best butter cake series) I thought I know everything about baking butter cake a few years ago. During one of the baking session, I fumbled. The cakes were dense, with cracked top and uneven rising. The result was not only disappointing but embarrassed to divulge to my guests with high expectations. …

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How to bake the best butter cake- a practical guide (part one)

I baked the best butter cake today, and this is the 1000th cake I baked. No. I have baked more cakes than that. Throughout the years, I made a variety of cakes and desserts, but butter cake is on top of my list. By now, you should have guessed that I work in a bakery! …

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