Dessert is the best part of any meal. This is a fact that people readily acknowledge no matter where in the world you visit. Whether you are a fan of chocolate, caramel or sprinkles, it is always an awesome experience when you discover a new dessert to love and enjoy. In fact, there is no shame in having your dessert first every now and then. If you are a huge fan of dessert as well, here is a list of some of the absolute best desserts from around the world:
The Banoffee Pie recipe was invested in 1972. As with most desserts, the ingredients have evolved somewhat over time but most restaurants put great effort into sticking to the original recipe. The dessert is made with lots of fluffy, rich whipped cream, and bananas. The base of the pie is made from a delicate blend of butter and biscuits. What more could you ask for in a dessert?
2.Brigadeiro – Brazil
These sweet treats have been around for quite some time but did not become popular in Brazil until 1945. In that year, the supporters of a popular politician sought to win votes and raise funds by selling his favorite dessert. Although he subsequently lost the election, the treats became popular and were later renamed in his honor. Brigadeiro is often described as being quite similar to a chocolate truffle in taste and texture. It is made from cocoa powder, condensed milk, butter, and chocolate sprinkles.
3.Oliebollen – Holland
Oliebollen is one of the best Dutch desserts because it is simply irresistible. A Oliebollen is nothing more than a donut that has been deep fried and covered in powdered sugar. What makes it so unique is that it is filled with raisins and a number of other delicious flavors and ingredients. This little ball of heaven is sure to leave you wanting more.
4.Maple Taffy – Canada
One of the most fascinating things about Maple Taffy is the way it is made. The lollipop looking desserts starts off by harvesting real maple syrup. The syrup it then boiled at a very high temperature before being poured over fresh snow. Once it begins to develop its taffy like consistency, it is rolled onto a wooded stick. Who knew rapidly cooled maple syrup would taste so good?
5.Baklava – Turkey
This ancient family recipe has been passed down for generations. Many legends surround the origin of this dessert, but many believe it was first created in the eighth century by the Assyrians. It is also a well known fact that long ago, this dessert was reserved only for the wealthy minority of ancient Turkey. It is made from a special blend of nuts which are encased in a special kind of dough called phyllo and then baked to perfection. Once baked, the Backlava is also drenched in thick, rich honey to make it even more appealing.
6.Po’e – Tahiti
This dessert has a more subtle sweetness than most of us are used to but that does not mean it is not exceptionally delicious. It is made from pureed mangoes and bananas. The locals then mix the pureed fruit with a special blend of arrowroot before baking the treat. The best of the treat is that it is served with a healthy serving of coconut cream on top.
7.Rasmalai – India
This Indian recipe has been preserved over the centuries for only one reason; it is so delicious! It originated from the city of Odisha, somewhere along the delicate coast of the Bay of Bengal. The dessert is made from a special type of Indian Cheese that is soaked in milk. It is also sprinkled with a blend of saffron, cardamom, and carefully selected nuts. As with most desserts, Rasmalai is best served cold.
Wherever you travel this year, make it well worth the trip by eating your fill of the country’s sweet treats. Many travelers also take it a step further by asking the locals to teach them how to make these exciting dishes. Imagine being able to surprise your entire family with a dessert recipe you learned in an exotic country far away.