8 Amazing Desserts Around the World
Whether as a quick snack between meals or to finish out a grand dinner, desserts are an irresistible treat for people around the world. Today, we will introduce 8 amazing desserts around the world you have never heard of. Grounded in tradition, these unique desserts are always a welcome sight, as they’re usually the perfect ending to a delicious meal or a reminder that we should always be celebrating the sweetest moments in life!
Aletria Doce (Portugal)
It is a Portuguese sweet pasta made with sugar, milk, egg yolk, and lots of cinnamon. It is a traditional dish enjoyed across Portugal, particularly around Christmas time. For those with a sweet tooth and love pasta, this is perfect dessert.
Cherpumple (Los Angeles, U.S.A)
It is a holiday novelty dessert, inspired by Turducken. It is three-layered cake with a pie in each layer. Cherpuple is short for cherry, pumpkin, and apple pie.
Tavuk Göğsü (Turkey)
It is a kind of milk pudding common in traditional Turkish cuisine, whose name literally means “Chicken Breast”. It uses chicken breasts pounded with sugar, thickened with flour, and dusted with cinnamon.
Martabak (Yamen, Indonesia)
It is a stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread which is commonly found in Saudi Arabia, southeast Asia and across the Arab world. In Indonesia, there are two types of Martabak, a sweat and savory. The sweet one is a thick fluffy pancake filled with chocolate and cheese and topped with crushed peanuts, chocolate rice, and jam.
Ais Kacang (Malaysia and Singapore)
It is traditional Malaysia dish that was originally popular as street food. It essentially shaved ice with red beans, palm seed, sweet corn, grass jelly, and topped with both condensed and coconut milk. It is the perfect snacking dessert for summer.
Crème de Abacate(Brazil)
It is called “Avocado Cream”. It is a traditional dessert of a puree of avocados, lime juice, sugar and ice water. In Brazil, Avocado become delicious ice creams and creamy desserts like this one.
Phirni is also known as Firni, Rice Pudding in India. It is made during festivals, marriages, and ceremonies. Main ingredients for this dessert are rice and milk. For people who are calorie concious could use skimmed milk instead of full cream milk.
Sultan’s Golden Cake (Istanbul)
It takes a total of 72 hours to creat and cost $1000 (for one piece that is). It is basically an edible block of gold. The gold is flavored with pears, apricots, figs and quince that have been steeping for two whole years in Jamacan rum. The other main ingredient is shaved, caramelized black truffles. The cake is then covered with 24-carat gold leaf. These valuable cakes are only available by special order for weddings or special events.
Submitted by: Ran Wang