A while back, when Cheers started selling those small Baumkuchen cakes in their stores, I’ve learn to love them. That sweet creamy taste… Then I went Google about them:
Baumkuchen is a German variety of spit cake. It is a traditional pastry in many countries throughout Europe and is also a popular snack and dessert in Japan. The characteristic rings that appear when sliced resemble tree rings, and give the cake its German name, Baumkuchen, which translates to “tree cake”
And then I realized some manga I read featured it, so that means its quite popular in Japan? And then and then, I went to Muji and tasted yet another more expensive imitation. (And then) x3 I found out that there’s a shop baking and selling them locally at Takashimaya B2 Food Hall.
At first, I didn’t buy it due to its high price until recently. And after I tasted it, I feel that Cheers pre-packaged ones were cheap imitations..
You can check out youtube on how the meisters make a baumkuchen.
Although over here they bake it with a machine (not sure how much skill is needed to do this..) The taste is so much better. I think its worthy of its price tag. Of course I haven’t tasted the authentic ones in Germany or even the true Japanese ones, the Baumkuchen from Takashimaya is the best I’ve tasted so far..
And of course, it goes well with the coffee I brew 😀
Hope I can have a chance to taste the authentic Baumkuchen some day…
ps: claire preferred the sakura flavoured one though!!