There are a few different things you could do with seven minutes of your life. You could boil water for pasta. You could count to 420. You could listen to “Hey Jude” in its entirety. Or you could watch this mesmerizing video of a moussey, gradient matcha cake being made. It will make you swoon, so I advise you choose the last option.
The video is brought to us by Amanda Tastes, a YouTuber living in the UK who makes recipe videos in both Mandarin and English. And while her other videos for spring rolls or popsicles do look delicious, none hold a candle to the captivating visuals of her Matcha Mousse Cake.
Its preparation is surprisingly simple, and Amanda’s video details the process with utmost care. She begins by preparing the spongy green cake base that she cuts into a circle. On top of that, she pours four different mousses in varying degrees of green. Her technique is such that each subsequent layer of mouse falls into the previous without mixing. The result is beautiful concentric circles in shades of green, a matcha bullseye.
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The ingredients are few and accessible (only seven!), and the process made undaunting with Amanda’s guidance. So feel free to make it at home. Or just lose yourself in the tranquil splendor that is the seven minutes of this dreamy confection being made.
Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.