Foreign Desserts We Love

Updated: 18 Oct 2012 | By:

For those of us who have a sweet tooth, these are some desserts that have left a lasting effect on us in more ways than one.

TIRAMISU
Origin: Italy
Trust the Italians to take espresso, cheese and cream and make it into one of the most elaborate, sinful and most well-received desserts around. 

CUPCAKES
Origin: United States
The cupcake craze hit us several years ago and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. For the most part though, fans of this dessert are drawn to the ‘cute’ factor of these tiny bite-sized cakes that are lathered with icing and elaborate designs.

TRIFFLE
Origin: England
Mostly found on the dessert buffet table at hotels, the classic English dessert consists of layers of cake crumbs laced with rum or brandy, mixed fruit, custard and topped off with raspberry jelly.

PAVLOVA
Origin: Australia
The Ozzie’s have taken the French macaroon, made them bigger and topped them off with an array of toppings such as dark chocolate and fresh fruit and custard. We certainly approve!

MANGO STICKY RICE
Origin: Thailand
Our neighbours up north got it right when they cooked sticky rice with rich coconut milk and paired them with fresh, ripe and sweet mangoes. A perfect way to cap off any Thai meal.

 

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