Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kasutera (Japanese Sponge Cake)

  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup bread flour, sifted
  1. Mix honey in warm milk and set aside.
  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl, placed on a bigger bowl with warm water.  Gradually add sugar and continue beating until lightly thickened and the color turns to off-white/faint yellow.
  3. Add milk-honey mixture and stir well.
  4. Add the flour and stir gently until just combined, taking care not to overmix.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a large loaf pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350 deg for 10 minutes and then turn down the temperature to 275 deg and bake for an additional 30-40 min.
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack and gently remove the parchment paper.
Serves 4-5

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