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Matcha Castella

IMG_20140725_101754editedI decided on matcha castella as the snack to bring to a party, and it was an amazing decision. Matcha castella is a sponge cake flavored with green tea powder often referred to as “matcha”. At the grocery market prior to making these gorgeous green beauties. These were spongy, soft, moist, and had a light flavor of green tea. I was surprised they didn’t have that egg taste that some baked goods tend to have when there are so many eggs (there are 5 whole eggs used for these ones!).

The recipe I used is this one by Roti n Rice which also calls for a Japanese alcoholic drink usually used for cooking called “mirin” – which I also don’t normally have on hand. However, this one is completely optional so I simply left it out.
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ALL The Bananas

IMG_20140720_113039editedSo I still had those four bananas and luckily, my usual banana muffin recipe uses exactly that many! This is great because mother tends to buy bunches and bunches of bananas all summer long for some reason. By the time they are all spotted, no one wants to eat them anymore. This is a shame since they are so great for baking as they brown, so I throw them in the refrigerator the moment they are half-spotted and let them stay there until they get mostly brown and ready for baking!
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Indecisive Banana Muffins

topSo I had 5 bananas in my fridge and needed to figure out a way to use them all up within the week before they become inedible, and I’m not in the mood for banana nicecream (yet). I figured that I could make banana muffins, but why make them all plain banana when you can also make double chocolate chip ones at the same time?

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7-Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

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I had this amazing recipe for this 7-ingredient cinnamon rolls bookmarked for a good couple of weeks. The reason why it had been sitting there is that I was on vacation and didn’t have any almond milk or cinnamon – crazy right? But then again, really who wants to bring back a little bag or box of regular grocery market cinnamon from their trip?

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