Around The World in 20 Desserts

For those who are equally delighted by the idea of travel and food, we present to you 20 delicious desserts from around the world. Drool on, we say! 1. Stroopwafel (Netherlands)...
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For those who are equally delighted by the idea of travel and food, we present to you 20 delicious desserts from around the world. Drool on, we say!

1. Stroopwafel (Netherlands)

This delicious waffle consists of two thin layers of dough with a caramel filling in the middle. They are sold widely on street carts through Amsterdam. Alternately, visit the renowned Lanskroon Café in Amsterdam for a Stroopwafel topped with delicious homemade ice cream. Read: These Monochromatic Pictures of Europe Will Give You Some Serious Wanderlust!

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.Stroopwafels Miss Wanderlust Netherlands

2. Snuour (Iceland)

Snuour is the Icelandic version of warm cinnamon rolls. They are frosted with melted chocolate and other flavored glazes. Read: These Spectacular Images Of Iceland Will Blow You Away!

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3. Key Lime Pie – Florida, USA

The Key Lime Pie was created in Florida during the early 1900s as a sweet reprieve when fresh milk was in short supply. It is a delicious combination of sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in a crushed biscuit shell.

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4. Kueh Bangkit (Malaysia)

Kueh bangkit are coconut cookies that are a staple at Malaysian holidays, particularly New Year’s celebrations. These are floral-shaped cookies that are crumbly on the outside and airy on the inside, and melt in the mouth.

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5. Po’e (Tahiti)

Po’e is a Tahitian fruit pudding using bananas, brown sugar, vanilla, and coconut cream. Other fruits that can be used in the dish include kiwi, pineapple, papaya, and mangoes. Read: A Peek into 5 Super Exclusive Private Islands

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6. Zhele (Ukraine)

Zhele is a gelatin Jell-O-like dessert composed of fruit juice and sugar. Fruits used in zhele include cherries and pears, though jellied chocolate and milk maybe added too.

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7. Brazo Gitano (Venezuela)

Brazo de gitano is the Spanish version of a Swiss roll, a sponge cake filled with cream. Variations are filled with strawberry and blackberry jam, coffee cream, or chocolate. It is often covered with icing, chocolate, meringue or cream. Read: 6 Spectacular Restaurants Every Food Lover Must Visit

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8. Sacher Torte (Vienna, Austria)

The Sacher Torte is a specific type of chocolate cake invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. The cake consists of a dense chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam on top, coated in dark chocolate icing on the top and sides. Read: A Trip to Germany’s Delicious Black Forest Region

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9. Baklava (Turkey)

Baklava is a famous Turkish pastry consisting of fruit and nuts sandwiched between thinly rolled layers of syrupy dough. Baklava was inspired by an ancient Assyrian dish of dried fruit and pastry and is often served with Turkish coffee.


10. Mochi Ice Cream (Japan)

Mochi ice cream is a signature Japanese treat that infuses chewy mochi, small pastel-colored glutinous rice cakes dusted with powdered sugar, with sweet and fruit-flavored ice cream. A variation is mochi ice cream balls, which is ice cream covered in mochi. Read: Japan: Must See, Must Do

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 11. Syrniki (Russia)

Syrniki is a traditional Russian treat eaten at breakfast and for dessert that is made of golden brown, cottage cheese infused dough and topped with fruit. Syrniki are sometimes served with a side of sour cream.

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12. Pavlova (Australia)

Pavlova is a popular dessert in Australia and New Zealand of meringue crust topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits, such as kiwi and strawberries. Pavlova is named for Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who was known for her airy style of dancing, which is similar to the texture of the dessert. Read: The Best Dining Experiences In Sydney

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13. Paw Paw Balls (Trinidad and Tobago)

Paw paw balls are grated green paw paw (papaya) rolled into balls and coated in a caramelized mixture of lime juice and sugar.

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15. Maple Taffy (Canada)

Maple taffy is a sweet Canadian confection traditionally made from maple syrup and snow. Maple syrup is boiled and then poured onto fresh snow, where the cold temperature hardens the concoction into an edible treat.

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15. Dulche de leche (Argentina)

Dulce de leche is a gooey, absolutely delicious treat. Literally translated as “candy of milk”, you will find it served in cakes, pastries, cookies or even on its own with a spoon.

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16. Caakiri (Niger)

Caakiri is a popular dessert, similar to rice pudding. Ingredients for caakiri include couscous, cream, vanilla yogurt, raisins, butter, nutmeg, and sometimes a pineapple paste. Usually, the dish is served chilled.

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17. Tangyuan (China)

Tangyuan are colorful, glutinous rice balls filled with black sesame, peanut, and red bean pastes. Tangyuan are often served in a sweet broth of ginger and rock sugar. The chewy balls are often served on the winter solstice and at other Chinese holidays. Read: 6 Less Explored Countries To Visit In Asia

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18. Guinness Cake (Ireland)

Guinness cake is an Irish dessert that infuses Guinness beer into a pastry concoction of flour, cinnamon, ginger, raisons, lemon, and eggs. The cake is an Irish culinary tradition, served on Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day.

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19.Sankhya Lapov (Cambodia)

Sankhva lapov is pumpkin filled with coconut custard that is sometimes served with in an entire hollowed out pumpkin. Read: Here We Go, Backpacking Through Vietnam!


20. Kürt?skalács (Hungary)

Kürt?skalács or ‘Chimney Cake’ is a Hungarian dessert dating back to medieval times. The dough is baked above charcoal and glazed with melted butter, until its surface becomes golden-brown. During the baking process, the sugar stuck on the outside of the roll becomes caramel, and additional toppings such as walnuts and cinnamon can be applied to its surface.


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