Castela in the Kitchen

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Castela in the Kitchen

Postby TazManiac » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:41 pm

Check it out:

http://www.justonecookbook.com/castella/

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Traditionally, Japanese Castella cake is baked slowly in a wooden frame to create a soft smooth texture for the sponge because a metal baking pan would transfer the heat too fast and it would become too dry. I assume most of you would not have a wooden frame readily available, so my Castella recipe uses a standard 1-lb loaf pan...
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby AmriloJim » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:56 pm

Just to be clear: castella (two "l"s) is a spongecake, Castela (one "l") is assuredly not.
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby TazManiac » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:57 pm

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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby Dave » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:30 pm

AmriloJim wrote:Just to be clear: castella (two "l"s) is a spongecake, Castela (one "l") is assuredly not.

Ah, but the sponge cake was originally named "Pão de Castela" in Portuguese, it says in that article.

And, the range of Prunus spinosa (the blackthorn) does include northern Portugal. I don't think Pablo has ever revealed just where the blackthorn stock from which Castela was created, actually originated from.
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby GlytchMeister » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:15 pm

Blackthorn also occurs in Ireland, which is where the cemetery where the Hilt of Excalibur Vimana Cell was originally hidden, before the (Nazi?) Germans in the Uboat found it and took to with them to their watery graves.

And that Vimana Cell functioned as a gateway to the Time Forest. And Blackthorns are said to be guardians of such gateways.
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby Dave » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:16 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Blackthorn also occurs in Ireland, which is where the cemetery where the Hilt of Excalibur Vimana Cell was originally hidden, before the (Nazi?) Germans in the Uboat found it and took to with them to their watery graves.

And that Vimana Cell functioned as a gateway to the Time Forest. And Blackthorns are said to be guardians of such gateways.

Hmmm. We never did learn just what sort of tree had grown around the gravestone with the Celtic cross that was the clue to the presence of that Vimana cell, did we?
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby Typeminer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:58 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Blackthorn also occurs in Ireland, which is where the cemetery where the Hilt of Excalibur Vimana Cell was originally hidden, before the (Nazi?) Germans in the Uboat found it and took to with them to their watery graves.

And that Vimana Cell functioned as a gateway to the Time Forest. And Blackthorns are said to be guardians of such gateways.


Blackthorn wood is used for shillelaghs in Ireland, too.
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby TazManiac » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Look, we could run all over the place w/ the connotations associated w/ 'sponge cake'.

Just... think them to yourself. Folks these days aren't yet ready for fun not being derogatory.

Keep up the good work, we'll get there...
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Re: Castela in the Kitchen

Postby GlytchMeister » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:46 am

Dave wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:Blackthorn also occurs in Ireland, which is where the cemetery where the Hilt of Excalibur Vimana Cell was originally hidden, before the (Nazi?) Germans in the Uboat found it and took to with them to their watery graves.

And that Vimana Cell functioned as a gateway to the Time Forest. And Blackthorns are said to be guardians of such gateways.

Hmmm. We never did learn just what sort of tree had grown around the gravestone with the Celtic cross that was the clue to the presence of that Vimana cell, did we?


Exactly. I suspect that tree probably tried to fight off the soldiers who took that Vimana cell. England has a mythological precedent for predatory Willow trees which I thought were the inspiration behind Huorns, but with the way Paul does things, that might be a blurred reference to guardian blackthorns.

However, the fanfic will be doing something else with that...
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