The world is full of hundreds, maybe thousands of delicious sweet treats to enjoy and discover. Some are very popular like chocolate, while others are too exquisite to afford. Most of the time, when visiting new places, you’ll be surprised with the native and local sweets that they enjoy. Here is a short list of some of the most popular and unique sweets from around the globe.
Sweets You’ll Have to Try from Around the World
One of the least famous, but slowly gaining world recognition sweets in the world is Baklava. Its origins can be traced back from Turkey and is a popular treat in the Middle East. The dessert is made from paper-thin layers of flaky filo dough that is usually filled up with chopped nuts and spices. Some enjoy the treat drenched with honey syrup while others prefer it enjoyed as it is. There are plenty of different variations of Baklava available in other countries. Some use almonds, walnuts and pistachios as the main ingredient of the dish.
Tiramisu is one of the most popular sweets in the world. This coffee flavoured dessert originated from Italy but has different variations around the world. It is made up of sponge fingers, soaked in coffee and is layered in between mascarpone cheese, whipped eggs and sugar and then topped with cocoa. Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian and is one of the most preferred sweets for Italian feasts. Other versions use chocolate flavoured biscuits or ground biscuits in replacement for the soaked sponge fingers.
Gajar Ka Halwa
Originated from Nepal, the Gajar Ka Halwa is a healthier sweet on this list. It is made from fresh carrots, sugar, milk and ghee, a type of butter. The ingredients are mixed together, boiled and mashed. Cardamom, raisinets, almonds and pistachios can be added on top of this dessert. The carrot pudding dish is also a popular choice for desserts in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India.
Persian Fairy Floss
Another less celebrated but truly loved sweet in the world is the Persian Fairy Floss. Its origin is unclear but different variations are available across the globe. The Persian Fairy Floss is like cotton candy and is usually served on a stick. On top of eating it as it is, Persian Fairy Floss can be used as toppings for other sweets like cupcakes, shakes, salads and donuts. Interestingly, you can buy Persian fairy floss almost everywhere. It is sold in Australian groceries stores and baking supply shops.
Another favourite sweet loved around the world is S’mores. Popularly known as a campfire treat in the United States, the treat reached popularity even in other countries and is usually consumed the same way, in campfires. Marshmallows are heated over the campfire and dipping it into chocolate before eating.
The number of choices for sweets is endless. You can visit one place and discover a hidden gem that you haven’t heard or tasted yet. There are churros, puddings, chocolates, lamingtons and many more perfect for all ages and taste buds.