We were so excited writing about this! We just couldn’t stop drooling at the sight of those delectable delights in front of us. Yes! You heard us. We’re talking about those desserts which have captured the top spot in India, over Rasgullas and Gulab Jamun and Phirni.
Believe me, when I say this, we will kill just to have a piece of this!
Although nobody really knows which country it came from, we can safely assume that it was Europe. And while we’re at it, let’s just say that this pretty thing has captured the hearts of, not just the Indians, but the entire world. There isn’t one occasion that you want to celebrate without bringing the cake into it. And we’re proud of it too!
Don’t tell me that you don’t like this. Cupcake is considered to be a more modern creation, thanks to the USA. Although it was only available in chocolate and the usual flavours, it has become insanely famous now. From your classic vanilla and chocolate to adventurous flavours like beer and maple syrup, cupcakes are the new muses bakers like to play with.
This frafile French dessert is typically a modified but extremely delicious version of biscuits and cream. The name of the cake comes from the Italian macaroni or maccherone meaning “paste”, and referring to the original almond paste ingredient. I don’t care where the name comes from, but every time I see this thing, I just want to pop it inside the cavity of my mouth!
Again, a French creation! French people were heavy on sweet dishes. No wonder so many of those have become dear to our hearts! Ok, so this dessert is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing. Cream, icing and pastry dough make for so many calories! I wish they’d make something for people watching their weight.
So this is an English dessert for a change. But, nevertheless, this is extremely delicious. And, to top it off, people on their diets can try the baked versions with fresh fruits. Isn’t that just great! I’m lovin’ it!
Cannoli are Italian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo, meaning “little tube”. Cannoli consists of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. They range in size from “cannulicchi”, no bigger than a finger, to the fist-sized proportions typically found south of Palermo, Sicily. So many variations, which one to have?
Let me make something very clear to you, this dessert is not for the weak hearted. I mean people who are looking for fat-free options. This is a deep fried pastry dough which is typically seen is fairs with icing sugar or served as a breakfast option with café au lait. The dessert actually originated in Spain.
Oh-oh-oh, now this one gets interesting! So, basically, tiramisu is an Italian dessert which is predominantly coffee flavoured. You take biscuit layers dipped in coffee and alternate it with a mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cream. Yummy!
This creation took over the bakery industry by a storm. Cookies were those biscuits that were supposed to be served with breakfast or o be eaten a snack option. But, lo and behold, it has become a popular dessert option now with several variations on it. The USA must be proud that their baby has become a man!
I have saved the best for the last. This dessert is a personal favourite and I know, I know, this is not at all fat-free. But, you’re always allowed a cheat day. So, this is mine! Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; if there is a bottom layer it often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake. It may be baked or unbaked. Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavoured or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, fruit sauce, and/or chocolate syrup. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavours, such as strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, chestnut, or toffee. Heavenly goodness, isn’t it?
So tell us which one is your favourite. Because everyone wants to have their favourite dessert beside them on a gloomy day. Am I right or what?