Do you love desserts? You’re not alone. Many people including myself have a sweet tooth and a dessert after a good meal is always something we look forward to. If you want to know what the best desserts in the world are, check out this list.
Alfajores (South America)
If you travel to South America such as Argentina and Peru, you might see these crumbly cookies that delicious filling in grocery counters and bakeries. Inside the shortbread is dulce de leche for an even added treat. Some of these may have white chocolate instead of dulce de leche. Others may come with rolled in coconut.
Delicate dough envelops a sweet apple filling with buttery fried breadcrumbs, walnuts and raisins. The delicious treat can be found in Austria, and is especially popular in Vienna.
This syrupy confection which has been around since the Ottoman Empire is served in the shape of diamonds, filled with honeyed syrup and ground nuts.
Black Forest Cake (Germany)
Germany’s Black Forest region happens to make the most decadent cake named after the place itself. It’s 2-3 layers of dark chocolate cake with cherry syrup that has been added with kirschwasser, a sour cherry brandy, then stacked atop with chocolate icing and whipped cream, then topped with fresh cherries and shaved chocolate.
Borma (Turkey and the Middle East)
Crisp knafeh dough that has been fried to perfection and then wrapped around a rich nut filling. It’s somewhat like baklava except that it’s fried. Borma is rolled and sliced, showcasing walnuts, pistachios and pine nuts.
The cannoli has a crisp outer shell and a creamy cheese filling made from silky-smooth ricotta cheese.
Cendol is iced coconut milk added with palm sugar syrup, giving it a smoky, caramelized taste. You can add some sweetened red beans to add to the flavor and texture.
Choco Chip Cookies (United States)
Chocolate chip cookies is a classic American treat made from butter cookies and chocolate chips. You can find it in Publix bakery. It has a crisp exterior and a tender and soft center with a mixture of buttery sweet and bittersweet.
Chocolate Mousse (France)
The chocolate mousse is a paradox as it is both luscious and airy. “Mousse” means “foam” and a few hundred years ago in Europe, the foamy the chocolate, the better its quality.
Cornes de Gazelle (Morocco)
There are plenty of Moroccan desserts but the cornes de gazelle is one an all-time favorite. The classic version has a thin layer of dough around ground almonds and baked until golden brown. It’s crispy on the outside and soft in the center.
Crème Brûlée (France)
The perfect crème brûlée has a creamy base and a slightly burnt top. Each bite lets you sample crispy caramel and soft vanilla custard.
Dan Tats (Hong Kong)
Dan Tats smells like egg custard and are best enjoyed fresh from the oven. These are similar to pastéis de nata of Portugal.
Gelato has fat content than regular ice cream and is more flavorful as well. It’s the perfect treat on a hot summer day.
Japanese Cheesecake (Japan)
Most of us are familiar with the NY cheesecake but the Japanese cheesecake is also a delightful treat. It combines the flavor of cheesecake with the airiness of spongecake. It’s creamy and sweet and utterly delicious.
Kashata (East Africa)
The Kashata is a golden sweet treat with the crunchiness of caramelized sugar combined with sugared coconut or nuts. It also gets an aromatic enhancement from cardamom.
Lemon Tart (France)
It’s classic French tart with lemon cream. The crust is like a buttery shortbread cookie and the combination is perfect.
This is one of Russia’s most popular treats. It’s layers of cake and in between each layer there’s a creamy and sweet frosting.
New York Cheesecake (United States)
New York’s classic cheesecake is not overwhelming and you get fillings like vanilla extract or lemon zest blending perfectly with the cream and cream cheese piled over a delicious and crumbly base.
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