From time to time, we all love to indulge in a sinful, sugar-filled treat. Whether you’re out on a romantic date or joyously celebrating a special birthday, there’s nothing quite like savoring that delectable dessert as the perfect finishing touch to a delicious meal (no pun intended – well, maybe a little). It not only satisfies our taste buds but also brings a sense of contentment to our mind, especially after diligently sticking to a disciplined diet for months and months. After all, everyone deserves a well-earned break and an opportunity to give in to their cravings every now and then.
However, as enjoyable as these sugary delights are, sometimes they can become a bit overwhelming to handle. Before you even realize it, you find yourself in a sugar-induced coma, bidding farewell to your hard-earned diet. That’s why it’s crucial to be mindful of the amount of sugar you consume and stay aware of its impact on your overall well-being. By being conscious of your sugar intake, you can prevent those sneaky and relentless cravings from overpowering your willpower.
So go ahead and treat yourself to something sweet every now and then, but remember to do so in moderation and with a conscious understanding of your body’s needs. After all, life’s little indulgences are what make it all the more flavorful and enjoyable!
So, now that my disclaimer on self-control is out of the way, 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 honor 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 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 are 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 flavorsome 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, skillful 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 cake 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 any more 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 eaten too much and feels 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.