Do you consider yourself to have a sweet tooth? We don’t blame you! It’s hard to resist a delicious piece of cake or a bar of chocolate and, from time to time, there is no reason to. Desserts trigger the hormones of happiness in our brain so it is a great way to start feeling good again after having a tough day.
To help you, we’ve created a list of 6 most famous desserts in the world that everyone should try. Having a bite of one of these (or more than one!) will definitely make your day, or the whole week, a lot better!
Baklava comes from Turkey and it is also one of the staple desserts in many countries on the Balkan. It is made of multiple layers of thin dough, soaked in butter and sprinkled with sugar and walnuts. However, its versions differ from one region to another. The dough is then wrapped in triangle shape and baked. When it comes out of the oven, it is soaked in sugar water and lemon juice for a more intensive flavor.
Cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts in the United States but people around the world love it as well. The base of the cake is made from crumbled biscuits and butter which is afterward covered with a cream made of cheese, eggs, and sugar. Usually, the third layer of fruit jelly is added as well, which gives it an even better taste and the perfect looks. The eggs in the cake are optional and, in that case, you do not have to bake it. Just put it in the fridge for several hours and you’re ready to enjoy it!
France is popular in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, and, of course, great desserts! Macaroons are probably the most famous dessert in France and even beyond France. At first glance, it looks very simple and easy to make. However, to make it perfect, you need patience and skills. These biscuits are usually made of meringue, sugar, and almond flour. They can be filled with jam or any cream that you choose.
The Sacher Cake was created in 1832 by a young pastry genius called Frantz Sacher, in Vienna, Austria. This cake has two layers of the chocolate base which is separated with apricot jam. After that, the whole cake is covered with chocolate icing on top of which the name of the cake is written. The two best places where you can try the Sacher Cake are the Hotel Sacher and the Demel Pastry in Vienna.
Everyone has heard about Tiramisu! It is one of the most famous desserts in the world and it comes from Italy. One reason why it is so wide-spread is the fact that it is very easy to make and you do not need to be skilled in order to make it perfect. However, simple things are often the best! Originally, the base is made from ladyfinger biscuits but you can use any biscuits that you want – even Oreo! You need to soak the biscuits in coffee, spread them in a baking pan and cover them with mascarpone cream, eggs, and cocoa powder. Definitely try making this one yourself!