The best things in life are sweet!
Do you not go to restaurants just for desserts or are you one of those boring people?! For many people, desserts are the most important part of any meal and there is no question about that. The world is full of delicious desserts and sweet dishes. Almost every country has its very own special dessert. Wherever you go, if you ask someone what their favorite dessert is, their answers will be different from yours. And that’s the beauty of desserts because then you will be introduced to their favorite sugary savor.
So, here are 5 amazing desserts from around the world that will blow your mind:
Gulab Jamun is one of the most famous and most beloved Indian desserts. Indians love sweet dishes and they are an integral part of their menu. For people not familiar with gulab jamun, it can be best described as deep-fried round donuts that are soaked in sugary syrup. This particular sweet dish is made by mixing milk, flour, yogurt, and clarified butter (ghee) with flavorings before rolling them into a ball and deep-frying them until they become golden brown. It is then soaked in an infused syrup flavored with cardamom, rose water, and saffron. Next time you visit the Indian subcontinent or any Indian restaurant, make sure you try this exotic flavored sweet dish.
S’more is a campfire treat popular in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. S’mores consist of very simple ingredients like marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers or cookies. But don’t let the simple ingredients fool you into doubting that this dessert is not delicious. The name itself is a contraction of the words ‘some more’. It is prepared by melting marshmallows and chocolate and then putting them in between two crackers (yes it is as simple as that). But the taste will bring back all sorts of childhood memories. So pack up your camping gear and go have S’mores!
This delicate French delicacy is a mixture of all things crispy, chewy, and soft, all at the same time. French Macaroons look so pretty and appealing because of their colors. They look simple to make but they are far from simple. The entire process of making macaroons is an art. It takes patience, time, and proper guidance. The ingredients for making macaroons are simple, it’s just almond flour, egg whites, kosher salt, powdered sugar, and food coloring. While the fillings are easy to make with a variety of options, the macaroon’s shell is the most difficult to make. This delicious dessert is popular all over France. In Paris, the Ladurée chain of pastry shops has been known for its macarons for about 150 years.
This Turkish delicacy comes in layers of sweet and savory tastes. It is one of the most famous sweet dishes or desserts around the world. Baklava has two countries, Turkey and Greece, claiming that it originated in their country and the dispute is still not settled. But it doesn’t matter as long as you have a sweet tooth because this dessert is one that will knock out that sweet tooth. Baklava is normally prepared in large pans and made from layers filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with flavor syrup or honey. Baklava is usually served after a meal but you can have it at any time. If you have a bucket list of all the sweet dishes that you want to try, make sure to include baklava in it.
Banoffee pie is an English dessert made with cream, bananas, and toffee. The name is a contraction of the two main ingredients of the pie i.e. banana and toffee. Despite not being the most aesthetic of names, banoffee has a nice ring to it. This popular dessert was invented by Nigel Mackenzie and Ian Dowding at The Hungry Monk restaurant in East Sussex. This dessert which originated in the 1970s is now crazy popular all over the world. The ingredients for banoffee pie are simple. A pastry base, a toffee filling, and a topping of sliced bananas and coffee-flavored whipped cream are all you need to make this famous English dessert.