Prepare your taste buds and your eyes ! Our team loves desserts and travelling and today we want to share our passion with you. Discover traditional desserts served around the world !
Guaguas de pan
Coming from the Andes, these children shaped little buns (guagua means baby in Quechua) are traditionally served in Ecuador but also in Bolivia and Peru, on 2nd November for the Feast of the Dead and christenings.
Dulche de Leche
THE ultimate jam of Latin America ! Documented since the 17th century, it has different names depending on the country, "dulce de leche" in Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay, "arequipe" in Colombia and Venezuela, "manjar" in Chile or "manjar blanco" in Peru. One can eat it alone or as a basis for all kinds of desserts and pastries. The success of this recipe is based on slow low heat cooking to reduce, thicken and darken the milk.
Pancakes with maple syrup
Also called "American pancake" in Quebec and "hotcakes, griddlecakes or flapjacks" in North America, unlike the thin pancake called "crepe". Its origin is probably due to the German immigrants who settled in the United States. It is generally eaten sweetened with maple syrup or other accompaniments.
The pecan pie consists of a corn syrup pastry cream and of pecan. Salt can be added, but also chocolate or vanilla bourbon. It is considered as a specialty of southern U.S. because according to the tradition, the French invented the pie after colonizing Louisiana where the Indians made their experienced the nuts.
Traditional dessert in North Africa, they are in major part made with almonds, pistachio and honey. Turkish delight, makhrouts, gazelle horns ... are usually accompanied with mint tea.
Is the traditional milk-made pie of South Africa. It exists in countless versions and can be eaten hot or cold. One makes a very liquid batter that one plunge in a hot oven.
Specialty of Vietnam, these are sticky rice balls covered with sesame seeds and stuffed with bean paste. The banh cam have a Chinese equivalent called ‘Jin deui’ and an Indonesian ‘onde onde’. These cupcakes are often given as offerings during Laotian ceremonies such as bacis.
To end a meal, Lao prefer to enjoy a light and refreshing dessert : exotic fruit, lychees, longans, mangoes salad.
Is a Australian dessert that consists of squares of sponge cake coated in a layer of chocolate sauce and desiccated coconut. Lamingtons can be served also as two halves with a layer of cream or strawberry jam between.
A video by Rick Mereki who visited 11 countries in 44 days.