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28221Re: Kasutera/Castela - a Portuguese sweet bread from 16th c. Japan

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  • LJonthebay
    Apr 2, 2012
      Looks like nobody's looked at my original thread on the Tousando about this, so I'm posting it again. (It includes description of modern kasutera, etc.)


      Batches 2(made with 7 eggs) and 3 (6 eggs) were cheerfully consumed at Estrella War this week. In a discussion with one of my victims, we conjectured that the consistency would have worked well for a ship bread, which makes a great deal of sense when one thinks about how many months a voyage from Portugal to the Far East took. After a couple of days in a zip-lock bag in the Arizona desert (a climate FAR drier than Japan ever gets), the texture somewhat resembled biscotti.

      Saionji Shonagon, sugaring up the Known World for at least a week.
      West Kingdom
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