Don’t you crave for sweet most of your times? Whether you are happy, have an evening planned, or having one of those crappy days, most of us are up for desserts!
You must have heard that you should have something sweet on your first date to elevate your mood. Sweet snacks are responsible to trick our brain in increasing our happiness hormone. Also, it is believed that desserts help digest the meal.
If you are a sweet lover, then you must try these five desserts picked from all over the world!
Mochi Cake in Japan
Japan is well known to cook dishes with rice. So, how can desserts get excluded? Mochi cakes are also known as Japanese rice cakes. It is Japan’s most favorite food. It is no more limited to Japan. It has become one of the international cuisines to be cherished by people all over the world.
This dish has its significance on Japanese Girl’s Day. They celebrate the beginning of spring and wish good health and luck for the girls in the family (the little ones). Mochi Cakes are made of sweet glutinous rice filled with sweet red bean paste.
There are some shortcuts adopted to make Mochi Cake quicker. However, it is best when eaten fresh (the day prepared). You can also store for two days in your refrigerator and microwave before eating. Make sure to store them well packed in a plastic wrap.
Apple Pie in America
It is the historic national dessert of America. When it comes to top favorite pie, apple pie always stands first. Americans are devoted to baked confectioneries. They love and relish the beautiful taste of flaky, buttery crust with spiced apples.
Gradually, Apple Pie is associated with American things like Baseball, Statue of Liberty, etc. It emerged as a symbol of pride and prosperity for Americans. There is a famous expression, “as American as apple pie”, used to depict its originality.
Crème Brûlée in France
Crème brûlée means burnt cream; it is the loved French dessert of all times. Crème brûlée is a simple yet classy dish of France. It is a simple custard made of cream, eggs, and sugar with a little vanilla. This dessert is caramelized on top when ready to serve.
The most fascinated dessert is made out of cream and it takes only five ingredients and little precision. It takes time to get perfect in making this dessert. Crème brûlée is irresistible, unbelievably smooth, and flavorful custard with a glassy caramel laden top.
Gourmands all over Paris serve this classic French dessert with a modern edge. Enjoy the small pleasures that this dessert offers you. It can be easily cooked at home as the ingredients and the recipe are very simple.
Pavlova Cake in Australia and New Zealand
Pavlova cake is an airy dessert with meringue on shell topped with fruit and cream. This dessert is said to be the cuisine of both Australia and New Zealand. Pavlova Cake was created in honor of the famed Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. It is said that the chef was inspired by her tutu.
It is a meringue base with layers of cream and fruit. It is light, sweet, and gluten-free. Pavlova is made of egg whites slowly cooked in the oven. It has a soft marshmallow-like texture inside and a crunchy crisp texture on the outside. The dessert is dressed with fruits like mangoes, strawberries, cherries, etc on top.
Gulab Jamun in India
India is famous for its spices and desserts. Gulab Jamun is an exquisite milk-based sweet which is loved by people of India, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Myanmar. It is mostly enjoyed during celebrations or festivals.
The word ‘Gulab’ means ‘Rose’ and ‘Jamun’ means ‘Berry’.They are berry sized balls soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup. Gulab Jamun is made of a milk-solid base, sugar, rose syrup, and cardamom powder. Traditionally, it was made out of khoya (a milk solid as the key ingredient). But, this ingredient is not readily available, so now people opt for milk powder.
They are often made during Indian festivals like Diwali, Eid, Holi, Navratri. Making Gulab Jamun is a task of precision, as the quantity of ingredients should be optimum for a good taste. Once you get hold of the trick, then it is an easier task for you.
Each dessert has its own significance and ingredients in it. We do not really need a reason to have sweet snacks. Now, it is your time to try and let us know how much do you rate each dessert!