What a week! I was given short notice to fly to Bangkok for a business trip on Tuesday returning on Friday. I caught the flu bug just before my trip which lingered until now, even when I'm back. Despite the moodiness caused by my flu, I was quite eager to make the Matcha Katsutera from Ann's Blog.
This is the first time I come across a cake which uses bread flour. This is pretty similar to the first sponge cake I made without any oil or butter. Its texture is spongy like a sponge but slightly courser and it also inherits some characteristics of the bread. Quite a light cake which is not too sweet and ideal for the health conscious. I followed the recipe exactly so I will not replicate it here. However I used a 7x7 inch cake tin instead of the wooden mould. It took only about 40-45 mins to bake it instead of 55 mins using the wooden mould.
The top of my cake wrinkled a little although I did drop it from 1 foot height. Nevertheless, I'm still quite pleased with the results.