Free Castella 7/16 (Sat)

Added on by the ikebana shop.

Many liked it when we had that free cookie & cupcake day last we decided to do it again this month.  This time we invite you to taste castella (see below).  We timed the day to coincide with the Quinpool Cruise Day to give people that extra reason to visit Quinpool.  Enjoy a bite of castella before you go on to hear the blues and see the classic cars on parade!

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Castella is a popular Japanese sponge cake made from flour, eggs and sugar.  This cake was introduced to Japan by Portuguese merchants back in the 16th century.  At that time, use of dairy products was not normal in Japan and it so happened that the Pão de Castela (the Portuguese name for this cake that means “bread from Castile”) was one of the few European cakes that did not use dairy products in its recipe.  This was the reason why this cake survived in Japan...and eventually evolved into the current Japanese version called “castella”.

(Photo by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.)