No day is fully finished until the dessert course has been relished. Isn’t it? Such is this kind of relationship that every human being shared with all the desserts in the world. Talking of some of the best desserts in the world, our knowledge is only restricted to trying out traditional kinds of cakes, cupcakes, icecreams and other such sweet treats.
Why is it that when it comes to exploring the most popular desserts in the world, we don’t try enough to be eager to keep our hunt on for them? If you are up for trying something exotic in terms of desserts, then here’s a list of some lip-smacking desserts from around the world that you must give a try once in your lifetime, if you call yourself to be a bigtime dessert lover. Let the sweet exploration begin!
USA: Apple Pie
Once the famous author, Jane Austen quoted “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” and since then, the people of USA took apple pie very seriously (kidding). As apples are fruits which are the first loves of many, hence this dessert made up with a crispy crust which can be presented with whipped cream, vanilla ice-cream or even with cheddar cheese became so popular. The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a type of pastry crust).
While the apple pie existed well before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores of what is now The United States, Americans wax poetic about how American apple pie is. The phrase “as American as apple pie” has been around for more than 100 years. During the turn of the 20th century when whole toasted cereals were becoming the ‘health food’ fad, pie gained a bad reputation. Apple pie saved the day of sorts, being more nutritious than other pies according to some.
As sweet as the name of this dessert seems Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert which is prepared with sticky rice. Pounded in a mortar, turned it to paste and made scones or pellets from it, resulting in making this dessert item which is the heart of every Japanese festival. To take the yumminess up by a level, a scoop of ice cream is served along with Mochi.
Belgium: Belgian waffle
Waffles are a classic breakfast and brunch staple that have become so popular because of their amazing crispy golden exterior with deep pockets for holding syrup and butter! As the name suggests, Belgian waffles come from Belgium and are a common street snack throughout the country.
The buttery treats are best when eaten warm and topped with powdered sugar or Nutella Belgian waffles are similar to classic waffles, except that they have deeper pockets due to being made in a Belgian Waffle Maker. Belgian waffles are also very light and airy inside. Traditionally this was due to them being made with yeast. Generally today they are made with baking powder In order to keep the waffles light, just beat the egg whites separately from the yolks, then, fold them into the batter at the end.
Most gelato starts with the same base which contains milk and sugar. It is slowly churned in a gelato maker while other flavors are added. Good gelato ingredients should be fresh, with no chemicals added. There are several ways to make gelato, but almost all gelato shops will have a gelato machine.
There are processes called Hot Press, Cold Press, and Sprint methods. If you can find out which kind of process a gelato shop uses, it will give you a good idea of how good the gelato will be. Avoid gelato from places that use the Sprint method, as this uses a mix and allows for little experimentation and customization. Most touristy gelato places in Italy will use the Sprint process.