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Crème Brûlée, France
This rich custard topped with hardened caramelized sugar is by far one of the most popular French desserts.
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Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, Germany
Literally translating to Black Forest Cherry Torte, this luscious dessert comprises layers of sponge cake, cream, and chocolate shavings.
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Gulab Jamun, India
These syrupy golden brown orbs are beautiful desserts that melt in the mouth. Made from reduced milk and fried in ghee, sweet treats don’t really get better than this.
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Apple Pie, England
This golden, flaky dessert is comfort food for many and although believed to be an American sweet, it originated in England.
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This is a traditional Peruvian dessert made with squash and sweet potato and is served deep fried with a sugary syrup.
Made from mochigome; which is glutinous rice, this dessert can be served by itself or with ice-cream. In some cases, it also has various fillings.
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Deep fried dough sticks sprinkled with sugar. What’s not to love? Predominantly choux pastry, these are immensely popular desserts.
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Lamingtons are essentially butter cake sponge cake coated in chocolate and covered with desiccated coconut. A perfect snack for tea-time!
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Malva Pudding, South Africa
Served warm with custard or ice cream, this sponge cake contains apricot jam and is perfect for chilly nights.
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Layers of buttery phyllo dough topped or filled with dry fruits and baked to perfection before being doused in syrup. These desserts are a decadent treat.
Rum Cakes, Caribbean
A dense, rich sponge cake soaked in rum, this dessert is ideal for cold nights and can be had sprinkled with powdered sugar or spiced syrup.
The only thing that can make a sweet, creamy filling better is an outer covering of crisp fried dough and that’s exactly what a cannoli is. Shaped into tubes, this pastry dough is usually stuffed with ricotta.
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Apricot and plum lekvar is stuffed in crescent-shaped pastry doughs and topped with powdered sugar to make kiflis. It is a staple in most Hungarian households.
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Apples, sugar, raisins, and cinnamon are baked in an impossibly thin sheet of strudel dough. This cozy dessert is served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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Coconut Cake, Southern United States
A simple confection, this cake is baked into a round, high shape with layers of white frosting and multiple coats of coconut flakes.
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Tub Tim Krob, Thailand
Also known as “red rubies,” this Thai dessert comprises water chestnuts soaked in grenadine syrup, rolled in tapioca flour and boiled. It is then eaten with coconut milk and pandan leaves.
Banoffee pie, United Kingdom
This delicious dessert is the best version of a humble pie and is made with bananas, toffee, cream and coffee.
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Tres Leches Cake, Mexico and Central America
Literally meaning “three milk cake”, this dessert is a light sponge cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream.
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Sticky Toffee Pudding, United Kingdom
A classic British dessert, this is a moist cake covered in toffee sauce and usually served with vanilla ice cream or custard.
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Jian Dui, China
This is a fried pastry ball coated with sesame seeds on the outside and is chewy on the inside with a filling of red or black bean paste.
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Qatayef, Middle East
Qatayef is a type of dumpling stuffed with nuts, sugar, cinnamon and raisins, and even cream. It is commonly served during the month of Ramadan.
Deep fried Dutch donuts served with powdered sugar on top, they are a traditional, hearty treat enjoyed especially during New Year’s Eve.
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A layered sponge cake made with condensed milk, honey, nuts, and a cream filling; it is a labor intensive dessert and worth every bit the effort.
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This dessert is like a savory beignet. An important part of the Swahili cuisine, it is served as a snack or even as breakfast.
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Deep fried flaky puff pastries, these have sweet or savory fillings which can be anything from cream cheese, to coconuts, to even guavas.
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Brigadeiros are a type of traditional Brazilian desserts made from condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter. Coated in chocolate sprinkles, they are loved by locals and tourists alike.
This dessert has a yogurt-type consistency and is essentially fresh sour milk cheese. It is served with fruit and has been a part of the Icelandic cuisine for centuries.
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Nanaimo Bar, Canada
This no-bake dessert is a 3-layered one with a wafer and coconut-crumb base, custard flavored butter icing in the middle and chocolate ganache on top.
Dadar Gulung, Indonesia
This sweet green pancake made with pandan leaves and stuffed with coconut sugar is one of the most popular desserts of the island nation.
Coffee-soaked sponge fingers between layers of mascarpone cheese; soaked in rum and topped with cocoa powder, this dessert is pure indulgence.