Cakes, sweets, casseroles, muffins, puddings, ice cream – it seems that in any country in the world people cannot do without something sweet. Today we will talk about ten amazing and very delicious desserts from around the world. If any of them turns out to be unfamiliar to you, immediately go to the nearest restaurant or store and try to find it! If the desired dessert was never found, this is a great incentive for a new journey with a culinary bias!
With this dessert, the British certainly cannot miss out. Some people are even willing to skip the main course just to get started with this warm and delicious dessert. What sets this pudding apart from others is its topping – strawberry jam that flows down on the sides.
Chestnut Kintons, Japan
Usually, such sweets are more suitable for a movie theater than for a full-fledged dessert, but you can make an exception for these Japanese creamy sweets – they are too tasty. The basis for them is chestnut with the addition of sweet potatoes, sugar, sweet sauce and vinegar. For the preparation of sweets, only chestnuts of a special variety are suitable, which can be found exclusively in Japan and South Korea.
Gulab Jamun, India
For the preparation of this delicious dessert, it is better to use corn oil. The main ingredients are flour, milk and some raisins and pistachios. The dough is divided into small balls, which during the cooking process will increase in size – almost like donuts. Only, unlike donuts, which are usually sprinkled with powdered sugar, Gulab Jamun is immersed in sweet syrup. The taste of the syrup may vary depending on what part of India you are in. After immersion in the syrup, it is better to leave the dessert overnight so that it absorbs more syrup. Gulab Jamun can be served hot or cold.
Sometimes this dessert is called the “Tuscan little thing”, and its homeland can be considered Siena – a city in northwestern Italy in the province of Tuscany. It is light dessert reminiscent of tapioca pudding or whipped cream. Tiramisu is made from eggs, mascarpone cheese, ladies fingers cookies, cream, brandy, sugar, rum and grated chocolate or cocoa.
Apple Skivers, Denmark
These small Danish pancakes are made from liquid egg dough, which is poured and baked in specially designed hollow baking sheets. Despite the fact that they were originally prepared with apples – hence the name – today, they rarely appear in their original form and mainly contain ingredients such as vanilla, citrus zest or cardamom.
Traditionally associated with Christmas, these sweet treats are usually served with powdered sugar or with marmalade.
Macaroons or almond cookies, first came to us from China, but now they can be found all over the world. Sometimes they are served as dessert after a hearty Chinese meal, such as pork or lobster. Do not confuse macaroons with fortune-telling cookies, which also came to us from China. And if you accompany these almond cookies with milk, then you cannot find a better dessert than this.
Vinarterta, also known as a Striped Lady is a popular Icelandic multi-layer cake made from alternating vanilla and cardamom layers of shortcrust pastry and plum jam, which is usually added with spices: cinnamon or cloves. Cake is usually served with coffee. Icelanders calls it Randalin.
Fruit Salad, Central Africa
There is nothing healthier than a fruit salad, and what could be better than a dessert that is even more healthy than the main course? In Africa, there is no clear composition for this salad, but most often it includes watermelon, without which no fruit salad would be considered complete.
We owe the invention of the churros to Spain. Nowadays, it can be found in almost all corners of the world, including Korean cinemas and American baseball games. Churros are sticks made of soft dough. They are very similar in shape to a star and are made from wheat flour and other special ingredients. It is better to enjoy them on cold winter evenings, when the cinnamon flavour is especially pleasant.
This unearthly dessert is often associated with Greece, however, it first appeared in the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. At that time, Greeks and Turks actively exchanged ideas and culinary masterpieces, including baklava. For its preparation, filo dough is used, which is often difficult to cope with, since it dries very quickly. Melted butter and syrup made from honey, sugar, lemon juice and orange water are poured on top of numerous layers of dough. And as if anything else is needed, nuts are also laid out on top to add to the finished look of this delicious creation of a man.