Today we are feeling cakey and we want to share that with you, our sweet readers! We have been looking at different cakes and sweet treats from around the world – some you can find in the UK some not.
Here is the top of the tasting charts -we hope you enjoy!
In our neighbouring France they have the delicious Galette des Rois. Traditionally eaten after the new year for King's Day, it is made out of buttery puff pastry and stuffed with almond cream. It is topped with a light sprinkling of icing sugar.
In far away Japan they have the Mochi – a delicious sweet chewy ball of a dessert. They come in different flavours but our favourite is green tea! They are traditionally used for New Year's celebrations.
On the other side of the world we have Peru where 'dulces' or 'sweets' are very popular. The most typical, and in our opinion most delicious, is the Tres Leches (or three milks). You can find this dessert in most of Latin America. It is a moist sponge cake soaked in a milk syrup which is made of three different types of milk - sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. It doesn't sound appealing but it is absolutely delicious!
South Africa is home to the custard dumpling, or vla sponskluitjies as it is known in Afrikaans. They are cornflour based dumplings mixed with custard which are baked in the oven and best served warm. They have a light cinnamon taste and great for sharing.
Of course, here in the UK we are famous for our puddings, pies and crumbles. What would you say is the tradition pudding of choice in the UK? We love them all but have a special penchant for Cheesecakes, Apple Crumbes and Victoria Sponges. Shop at The English Cheesecake Company and Waitrose for your pre-made cakes or try making your own with Eaglemoss!
So, what is your favourite?