Top 10 World’s Most Delicious Desserts
A Dessert, besides being the dish after the meal as a universal tradition, it’s also a pleasant way of pampering ourselves. There are thousands of recipes for all tastes, but this is a top 10 of the World’s most delicious desserts you have to try, without exception. Of course, only if you are a true sugar lover.
Cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts in the world and also one with the oldest recipes. Now days, the Cheesecake is a symbol of American cuisine; even though its origin dates back to Greece, to the first Olympic Games in history in 776 BC. There are many versions of cheesecake, but all are based on cream cheese and usually flavored or topped with fruit, nuts, cookies, chocolate or syrup.
9. Pastel de Nata
Pastel de Nata is a common dessert originally from Portugal. It consists of an egg tart, based on puff pastry and accompanied by a cream made with egg yolk, milk and sugar. It is said to be the best kept secret in Lisbon, because according to a legend, its recipe has 200 years hidden and only 3 people in the world know its authentic preparation.
8. Floating Island
A Floating Island is a dessert originally from French cuisine. It’s shaped like a cake and consists in meringue floating on Crème Anglaise (Eglish cream, which is vanilla custard). Besides, the meringues are prepared from whipped egg whites, sugar and vanilla extract. It’s a sweet dessert but not cloying, easy to make for any occasion.
7. Tarte Tatin
This dessert is an apple pie of French origin elaborated upside-down; that is to say, the apples are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked. Its name is due at the end of the 19th century, one of the Tatin sisters made a mistake while cooking a traditional apple pie: she left the apples cooking in butter and sugar for too long. Then, trying to rescue de dish, she put the pastry base on top of the pan of and baked it again.
The Baklava is a very typical dessert from the Middle East, the Balkans and Greece. It consists of a sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with pistachios, almonds or chopped nuts. And usually sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.
The Mille-feuille or vanilla slice, also known as the Napoleon is a traditional dessert from France, but of unknown origin. It consists of three layers of puff pastry alternated with pastry cream, whipped cream or jam. Besides, the top is usually glazed with icing or fondant. It’s really delicious.
Tiramisu is the most delicious and characteristic frozen dessert originally from Italy. So it’s made of coffee, ladyfingers, eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and flavoured with cocoa or sometimes with liquor. However, other variants such as chocolate tiramisu and even lemon have been created.
This dessert’s origin is disputed among New Zealand and Australia. Pavlova is a sweet recipe based on meringue and red fruits. But the sweetest thing is its name’s story; although it’s uncertain, it’s said that the dessert was named that way due its creator, who was in love with the dancer Anna Pavlova.
The Sachetorte is a typical Austrian chocolate dessert. In fact, it was invented in 1832 by Franz Sacher, a kitchen assistant who managed to impress Prince Klemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich with this creation. It consists of a dense chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam on top, coated in dark chocolate and traditionally served with whipped cream. More importantly, there are many places to try it, but only one where they serve the original recipe: the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.
A Brownie is a typical American cuisine dessert , and one of the most famous in the world. It’s said that it was invented in 1897, when an American cook forgot to add yeast to a biscuit he was preparing. Thus the result we already know: a delicious compact cake with nuts of intense chocolate flavor usually served warm with ice cream or topped with whipped cream.