7 Exotic Desserts Which Are Too Good For Life
Life is short. Eat dessert first
Sweet tooth bearers will gladly follow this rule even if it’s not said out loud. Chocolates, fresh fruits, berries, cream, cakes are our most favourite kind of desserts. Coming to our authentic Indian cuisine, there’s gulab jamun, rasmalai, kulfi…and the list goes on and on!
Let us not forget our Firangi favourites, mainly consisting of waffles (which are also an eager breakfast supplement), apple pies, gooseberry pies, fruit tarts and what not. While these are some of the well-known desserts, we believe that there are countless other exotic desserts which crave your attention just as much as them. Travel through the list which is sure to cause an excited sugar rush!
This Egyptian delight is basically a delectable semolina cake dripping in honey/syrupy goodness. A simple dessert made of semolina, milk, flour and of course loads and loads of butter and honey, Basbousa is one of the well-known middle-eastern desserts. And for a good reason too. Unique ingredients that some creative chefs add to this are pistachios and coconut which elevates this simple dessert into a whole new level.
#2 Pat Bingsu
Literal translation of this famous Korean dessert means ‘red bean paste with shaved ice’, although it tastes way better than shaved ice but way lighter than your actual ice-cream. It is so prevalent in Korea that there is almost an ice shaving machine in every house. Refreshing, light and available in millions of flavours and toppings (make sure to try the mixed fruit one if you are a fan of fruits), this is a perfect dessert to chill on a hot sunny day.
One cannot miss Baklava when talking about the wonderful Turkish cuisine. This world famous dessert has earned it place in the heart of all sweet-tooth lovers and admit it isn’t that much of a surprise. It might be unbearably sweet for some, with its sweet pastry, nut filling and glazed with some heavenly glazed syrup/honey. What’s that I hear? Oh, right it’s just your mouth salivating.
#4 Suspiro de limena
There is a story behind the name of this dessert. The Peruvians named it, ‘Suspiro de limena’ because it is as sweet and light as a ‘women’s sigh’. Prepared with whole milk, vanilla essence, thick cream and eggs, this fantastic dessert is finished off in style by a generous layer of meringue with cinnamon. Perfect.
No dessert list is complete without a pudding and this fruity dessert from Tahiti fulfils that job for us. This popular dish is also served sometimes as a side-dish but is of course famous in its dessert form. Made of exotic fruit choices like banana, mango and papaya, it is cooked in manioc and coconut cream. Aren’t your taste buds already tingling with anticipation?
#6 Mojito Cake
A good shot of mojito is welcome any day, and a good slice of a mojito cake is welcome anytime. With its perfect combination of the zestiness from the lime, the airy sponge which almost melts in your mouth and the mojito flavour that kicks in, it is no wonder why this Cuban jem is so popular across the world.
#6 Maple Taffy
The land of maple Canada, even has taffies of maple dedicated to it. This very simple Canadian sweet involves boiling the maple sap until it becomes maple sugar. It is also a lot of fun preparing these sweet taffies. The boiling maple sugar is poured on clean snow and later lifted upon wooden sticks. This soft, chewy, sweet candy delight is best consumed when served fresh.