From time to time, we all love to indulge in a sinful, sugar filled treat. Whether you’re out on a date, or celebrating a birthday – finishing off that delicious meal with a tasty treat is the icing on the cake (no pun intended).
It keeps the mind happy, especially if you’ve been dieting for months and months. Everyone needs a break at some point.
So, here are some of the tastiest desserts for you to sink your teeth into!
1. Battenburg Cake
Battenburg has a lot of history. Invented in 1884 in honour of the marriage between Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Victoria of Hesse-Darmsadt, and German prince Louis of Battenburg. The jam covered sponge cake, wrapped in a soft marzipan became so popular; it never went away.
2. Chelsea Bun
Another British treat for you. The cinnamon-sweetness and stickiness of a Chelsea Bun is one of Britain’s oldest desserts. It was only associated with the higher class individuals because it tasted that damn good. But you can find a Chelsea Bun in almost any bakery worldwide now, and if you haven’t tried one – you haven’t lived!
The professional name for Tiramisu is actually Tuscan Trifle. It originated in Siena, Tuscany – a province in Northwestern Italy. It has been described as the “antitheses,” or the complete opposite of the typically heavy American pie.
Tiramisu, or Tuscan Trifle, is made from eggs, mascarpone cheese, ladyfingers, cream, liquor brandy, marsala, a touch of sugar and rum, and cocoa or shaved chocolate. It’s a light, fluffy, yet flavoursome dessert that doesn’t drape around on your tongue. It just floats elegantly and is, in fact, a very classy dish that takes a careful, skilful hand to whip up.
Enjoyed more in the southern hemisphere, the Pavlova is the preference in Australia and New Zealand.
There isn’t just one kind of pavlova, and it’s not something sold on the street corner or in a convenience store. It is found in prestigious restaurants, and some bakeries and cakes stores are known to possess this sweet delight.
This is not a high caloric dessert so even celebs can enjoy it. It’s crafted from egg whites and sugar and, when rustled up by someone who knows what they are doing in the kitchen, the outside of the meringue shell will be crunchy and the right amount of sweet.
The desert is usually enveloped by whipped cream, while the inside has a soft marshmallow esque texture. It’s served with any fruit of your fancy, but the most common being strawberry, kiwi, raspberry or peach.
5. The Brownie
The brownie is perhaps one of the most delicious ways to end a meal. Any meal, in that sense. The only downside to the brownie is that when you feel like you can’t fit anymore food in, and you eat a brownie, you’ll most likely slip into what some people call a “food coma.”
Don’t be too alarmed, a food coma is just an over exaggerated and comical way of describing that awful pain you get when you’ve ate too much and feel like you’re ready to burst.
However, thanks to science, brownies can now actually be light and easy to enjoy as a dessert. The age of gluten free products is upon us, and those 25 million people in the UK alone who suffer from some kind of food intolerance or allergy can still enjoy the deliciousness that is a brownie.
If this is news to you, check out the delicious chocolate and pecan gluten-free brownie by Donald Russell. You can thank me later!