|Kuih lapis, pandan flavor. Singapore.|
Friday, April 5, 2013
While in California, I encountered one of the few remaining bakers in the USA who make baumkuchen: cakes cooked on a spit, such that when cut across, the browned layers of cake crust look like tree rings (hence, the name - German for "tree cake"). But, in Southeast Asia, they have a version. And it doesn't need a spit.
Kuih lapis is constructed by building thin layers of batter under a broiler, before pouring the next layer, painstakingly built up to earn the name "thousand layer cake". In contrast, the thousand crepe cake is far easier to construct.