Without dessert, a meal is not complete. This is a fact all around the world and desserts vary from one country to the next. There are desserts that are rich and chocolaty and others that are fruity and light. In this article we will briefly discuss some of the best desserts in a few areas of the world.
1. Indonesia — Dadar Gulung
What dadar means is pancake and gulung stands for rolling, this is why this dessert which is sought after on Java, the Indonesian island is called dadar gulung. This green pancake is made from the leaves of pandanus, stuffed with coconut sugar and then rolled up into a delicious dessert.
2. France — Crème Brûlée
This dessert is popular all throughout France and is made of creamy and rich custard which is topped with a crunchy and slightly hard caramel, before serving it is lightly browned. This is now also very popular all over the world and best served with a cup of coffee.
3. United States of America — Apple Pie
Nothing is more American than a delicious apple pie. Apple pieces are wrapped in a flaky crust, the pie can them de served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and there are those who even like it with cheddar cheese.
4. Italy — Gelato
Gelato is an Italian take on ice cream and the streets of Italy are lined with cafes, shops and restaurants that sell it. Gelato is softer than traditional ice cream and come in all sort of delicious flavors, for example; pistachio, chocolate, raspberry and rum.
5. Turkey — Baklava
This Turkish specialty is made of phyllo dough which is layered between a delicious mixture of nuts that have been finely chopped. Honey or syrup is used to hold the squares together.
6. Russia — Syrniki
Made out of quark, which is fresh dairy product derived from cheese and has a texture which is similar to that of sour cream, syrniki is a pancake dessert that Russians are very fond of. The packets are fried and topped with applesauce, honey, jam or sour cream.
7. Peru — Picarones
This is a take on the American donut; however a picaron is made by deep frying a combination of squash, sweet potato, yeast, flour, anise and sugar.
8. Japan — Mochi
The name mochi is derived from mochigome which is a glutinous rich that after being pounded until it is a paste, it is molded into a circle. It is available in Japan all year long however the time that it is most eaten and sold is during Japanese New Year. Many times it is server wrapped around an ice-cream scoop.
These are just a few of the many delicious desserts you can find in various areas of the world.