In other words, if you continue to eat one sweet that represents each municipality every day, it will take more than four and a half years . Isn't this really great? Junior high school students will become high school students, and the next World Cup will be held! (We do not accept small tsukkomi!)
With that said, I would like to pursue the "local sweets" all over the country (without permission) even in the En-eating editorial department! Introducing this time is the local sweet " Justella " found in Noheji Town, Aomori Prefecture.
Justella is a healthy tea "Ketsumeicha" that has been drunk in Noheji for a long time, blended with castella dough and baked, and filled with plenty of cream such as custard. You can purchase it at the Japanese and Western confectionery store "Muranaka". By the way, "Ketsumei" is an annual plant of the legume family and has been popular as a medicinal herb for a long time.
The name "Justella" was given to support the jazz concert event "Hot Jazz Inn no Heji", which is being held as part of urban development. Jazz + castella = justella, what is it?
There are four flavors in the showcase: "Cafe," "Caster," "Matcha," and "Sesame." This time, I decided to try the classic custard and matcha, which is a popular flavor.
When you crack the fluffy castella dough, the custard cream is trolley from the inside. This scene is already delicious before eating.
When you bite into it, your cheeks will loosen involuntarily with a soft texture. Perhaps because it is a blend of Ketsumei tea, the dough has a slight, slightly fragrant bitterness, but the overall taste is very sweet. It's also GOOD that the dough is not too sweet!
On the other hand, the matcha flavor has a refreshing matcha scent the moment you break the dough. The subtle bitterness and the taste of matcha are combined with the castella dough to create an elegant "Japanese" taste.
If you use only castella, the water in your mouth tends to be removed and it tends to be dry, but in Justella, the cream acts as a "connector" and keeps the whole thing moist, so it's easy to eat! It's simple, so it seems to go well with coffee and Japanese tea.
Justella is like the warmth of Noheji Town, which is just like sweets. With a handmade taste and a soft texture that made me feel relaxed, it gently filled my stomach.