Call it a trend or a fad but these are some sugary snacks that have made an impact on the local cuisine scene. And for some reason we can’t get enough of them.
Colourful, light and airy, it’s easy enough to see how this egg white based sweet treat has struck a chord with so many of us. Even though they cost a bomb, most don’t mind forking over cash for a box of these sweet treats.
Origin: Germany / United States
The humble doughnut originated in Germany but trust the Yanks to pimp them up the humble ‘donut’ by having them laced with a whole bunch of sweet toppings and fillings. And this is why we all love them.
These signature Spanish treats are essentially deep-fried pastry dough dusted off with icing sugar. They’re best consumed with a piping hot mug of hot chocolate. Dunking is essential.
They’re glutinous rice balls stuffed with a combination of sugar, minced peanuts and black sesame. The traditional Japanese snack has been around for centuries but it still remains a favourite among many.
It’s sinfully sweet and laden with calories but they’re addictive as hell. Baklava is made with layers of Filo pastry brushed with melted butter and layered with a mixture of chopped nuts such as pistachios, almonds and pecans and topped off with sugar and honey.