Contrary to popular belief desserts are an important part of eating healthy. The key to making dessert a part of a healthy diet is thinking of them as something you should not eat on daily basis. Dessert is for special occasions such as holidays, celebrations, and can also serve as an reward in certain circumstances. Since one of those very special occasions Christmasis right around the corner we thought we’d do a little research and find 25 international desserts that will enrich your palate during the holidays. Just make sure you don’t overdo it though.
20. Gulab Jamun (India)
Gulab Jamun is among India’s most popular desserts and consists of dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose-flavored sugar syrup. They sure do look good and we bet they taste even better.
15. Cranachan (Scotland)
This traditional and elegant-looking Scottish dessert of oats, cream, whiskey (!), and raspberries is a delicious alternative to trifle and a great way to impress your guests. The fact that it includes whiskey makes things a little weird but let’s be honest, this shouldn’t be shocking since it’s Scotland we’re talking about here.
10. Dobostorta (Hungary)
Dobosh Torte, also known as drum torte, is a rich Hungarian sponge cake consisting of seven layers filled with rich chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. It was invented by and named after Hungarian pastry chef Jozsef C. Dobos in 1884. Since then it has seduced everyone who has been lucky enough to taste it.
5. Sachertorte (Austria)
The Original Sacher-Torte has been one of the most famous chocolate cakes in the world since it was created in 1832 by Austrian Franz Sacher. The basis of the confection is a chocolate cake thinly coated by hand with top-quality apricot jam. The chocolate icing on top is the crowning glory.
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