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Sweet, sweet travel – Desserts from around the world

Whether it’s the perfect end to meal or you’re just after a sweet snack, there are so many dessert options available. We have found some of the worlds favourite desserts and all you need to do is identify which country they are originally from. There are 28 questions and we think that 18 would be a good score. Good luck

Dadar gulung: It's a green pancake made from pandanus leaves that is rolled and then filled with coconut sugar.

Indonesia
Taiwan
China

Cendol: Locals cool off with this chilled and sweet treat made with Iced coconut milk, green rice-flour jelly and a scoop of sweetened red beans.

China
Philippines
Singapore

Nanaimo bar: The simple dessert requires no baking; it's a wafer crumb crust layered with custard-flavored butter icing and topped with melted chocolate.

Greenland
Canada
Mexico

Kifli: Lekvár, a chunky preserve that retains all the tartness of the region's ripe apricots and plums, is tucked inside these crescent pastries.

Germany
Slovenia
Hungary

Mochi: It gets its name from mochigome, a glutinous rice that's pounded into a paste and then moulded into a circular shape.

Japan
South Korea
Philippines

Koeksisters: Named after 'koekje,' the Dutch word for cookie. They're extremely sweet rolls of dough that have been fried and dipped in cold sugar syrup.

New Zealand
Canada
South Africa

Trifle: Tender layers of sherry-soaked sponge cake alternate with jam, custard and almost anything sweet, as long as it's topped with a lush blanket of whipped cream.

United Kingdom
Germany
France

Saffron Ice Cream: Scented with saffron, rosewater and pistachios, it's no wonder that this ice cream is a favorite at Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Iran
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan

Gelato: Lower fat content and a warmer serving temperature help flavors shine brighter than in ice cream.

Italy
France
Switzerland

Umm Ali: Is a version of American bread pudding, made with puff pastry, milk, sugar, vanilla, raisins, coconut flakes and a variety of nuts.

Turkey
Oman
Egypt

Cardamom Buns: Cardamom buns are often part of fika, the coffee break in many _________ workplaces.

Latvia
Sweden
Denmark

Baklava - This syrupy confection served in great trays sliced into diamonds, filled with ground nuts and dripping with honeyed syrup

Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Afghanistan

M'hanncha: This golden spiral of pastry contains a rich filling of ground nuts, orange blossom water and mastic, a natural resin that perfumes sweets.

Morocco
Turkey
Albania

Apfelstrudel - Traditional strudel dough is wrapped around a sweet, apple filling that's enriched with buttery fried breadcrumbs, raisins and sometimes walnuts.

Austria
Switzerland
The Netherlands

Black Forest Cake: This dark round chocolate cake, doused in a cherry syrup, spiked with sour cherry brandy and layered with whipped cream and fresh cherries.

Poland
Belgium
Germany

Eszterhazy Torta: Slim rounds of almond meringue are piled high between stripes of chocolate buttercream, then topped with a marbled spiderweb of chocolate and vanilla fondant.

Hungary
Slovakia
Romania

Cannoli: A crispy shell holds a creamy filling

Italy
France
Greece

Medovik: A touch of honey infuses an aromatic lilt into the slender layers of this cake, which can be stacked 10 high in the most elaborate versions.

Serbia
Lithuania
Russia

Tub Tim Krob - translates to "crispy rubies," which are water chestnuts soaked in vivid grenadine syrup, rolled in tapioca flour, then boiled. The result is a sweet bite that's both chewy and slightly crunchy, with a hint of salt from the coconut broth.

India
Thailand
Indonesia

Gulab Jamun: Traditional recipes start with a scoop of khoya, followed by frying gulab jamun in ghee and soaking in an aromatic syrup infused with cardamom seeds and roses.

Iran
Saudi Arabia
India

Sticky Rice with Mango: For sticky rice with mango there are just two favored varieties: choose between nam dok mai, a sweet, yellow fruit that's pertly curvaceous, or aok rong, whose higher acidity offers a pleasant counterpoint to the sweet rice.

Vietnam
Thailand
Laos

Oliebollen: A crunchy, crispy ball of sweetened batter studded with raisins or currants, then dunked in powdered sugar, oliebollen are best eaten hot from street stands called oliebollenkrams.

The Netherlands
Norway
Czech Republic

Waffles: The buttery treats are best when eaten warm and topped with either powdered sugar or Nutella.

Belgium
The United States of America
France

Cornes de Gazelle: In the classic version, a thin layer of dough contains a filling of ground almonds scented with orange blossom water.

Croatia
Morocco
Portugal

Lamingtons: Are dessert squares that consist of yellow sponge cake coated in chocolate and then topped with coconut flakes.

The United States of America
Fiji
Australia

Kulfi: This frozen dessert can require hours of constant stirring, start by simmering fresh milk over a low flame, a slow reduction that lends a caramel sweetness to the milk's natural sugars.

Thailand
Malaysia
India

Xue Hua Bing: A creamy base, which can be flavored with everything from green tea to fruit purées, is frozen solid then shaved into a lofty pile of crumbling ice flakes.

Taiwan
South Korea
Japan

Jian Dui: This traditional treat is often filled with a sweet bean paste or a soft puree made from lotus seeds; both versions offer a deliciously mild counterpoint to the crunchy seeds.

China
Japan
Malaysia

All 28 questions completed!


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Sweet, sweet travel - Dessert from around the world

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