Tuesday, June 19, 2018


castella - www.healthnote25.com

Castella or Kasutera ( ?) Is a Japanese sponge cake, rectangular made from sugar, egg, wheat flour, and mizuame (liquid sugar from starch). Castella is famous as a typical Nagasaki cake, although most likely originated in Spain, and brought to Japan by Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century.

The name "Castella" comes from the Portuguese pão de Castella (bread from the Castilla region). Castella is generally sold in rectangular shaped boxes, and is called castella bars (sao castella). In addition, baby castella (mini-sized castella with a variety of popular anime characters) is sold on foot in matsuri.