Desserts are a celebration. A delectable dessert is a gratifying end to our meals. Each country is home to innumerable mouthwatering sweet delights. Undeniably, one of the greatest joys of travelling is trying new foods and sweets from various nations. Take a look at some of the most droolworthy desserts:
Crème Brûlée from France – It is a creamy, pudding-like, rich custard base topped with a brittle layer of hardened caramelized sugar that cracks when gently tapped with a spoon. The custard comprises of heavy cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla while the base is traditionally flavoured with vanilla.
Tiramisu from Italy – Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian – a perfect name for this coffee flavoured dessert. One is sure to love this smooth, creamy treat even without being a coffee lover. An authentic Tiramisu has 2 main layers – sponge cake ladyfingers soaked in espresso and a type of whipped cream made from mascarpone cheese.
Gulab Jamun from India – This lip-smacking dessert consists of fried dough balls that are soaked in a sweet, sticky sugar syrup. As per tradition, the syrup has a delicate rose flavour: Gulab refers to rose water and jamun is a berry of similar shape and colour. The syrup is often given a hint of green cardamom and saffron.
Baklava from Turkey – This evergreen sweet is also called a placenta cake, because of its layers of flaky sheets with nuts and sugar syrup. The original Turkish version of Baklava is loaded with pistachios and special sweetened frosting. Within minutes, the crunch of sweetened squares or parallelograms melts in the mouth.
Apple Pie from America – It doesn’t get any more American than apple pie. This dessert has been an all-time Thanksgiving favourite. With its flaky, buttery crust; tart-sweet apples, and delightful cinnamon-y aroma, a slice of warm apple pie is the perfect end to any meal. It can be served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or even cheddar cheese.
Do taste these desserts at least once in your lifetime! They will certainly please your palettes.