Completely cover the top of the baumkuchen with syrup. This is so the sugar stays on during Step 2.
Coat the entire surface with the ☆ sugar.
Flip it over onto a lightly warmed frying pan. Watch it until the sugar begins to sizzle, then return it to the plate.
The first layer is done! Now, let's do it again.
Coat with the ○ sugar...
fry it up..
and the second layer is done! The color has really set in! It's delicious just like this, but let's do a little more to make it like the real thing.
Make the caramel with the ■ ingredients! I used brown sugar. Simmer until you think it might be burning a bit..
Quickly spread it over the baumkuchen, pressing down with a spoon if needed. Once caramelized, it's crunchy! Enjoy!
Story Behind this Recipe
I don't have a torch, but I wanted to make a crispy baumkuchen.
The baumkuchen is sweet, but the caramel gives it a little bitterness! It's delicious enough at Step 7, but it's even more delicious with the caramel! The real thing has a thick layer of caramel. I love it!