Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Popular Dessert - http://www.gourmandia.com/recipes/recipe-courses/dessert-recipesThe popularity of a dessert can probablybe measured by the vast populations andcountries which enjoy it. Among the mostpopular sweet treats include pies, icecream, brownies, cookies and cake.These are actually basic dessertpreparations but can be flavored with avariety of ingredients, mostly fruits, nutsand the occasional vegetable (rhubarband pumpkin pie). Apple pie is served inAmerican fast food chains though theseare usually deep fried and not baked.Chocolate chip is the most popularcookie variety while vanilla, chocolateand strawberry are the most commonlyavailable and enjoyed ice cream flavorsthough there’s hundreds of other varietiesin the market.It’s not surprising that chocolate is featured in a number of the most populardesserts worldwide. Even though only a few countries actually grow the cacaowhere it is derived from, chocolate is processed with milk and sugar andincorporated into very many dessert applications such as ice cream, cookies,cakes, pastries, custards and a lot more. Apart from it distinct flavor and creamytexture, chocolate is actually very healthy, especially if it is raw and found inhigh concentrations.Popular desserts that have made it big due to globalization of differentcountries’ cuisine include Chinese confections like moon cakes, sweet dim sum,Italian gelato, Spanish flans and churros con tsokolate (fried fritters with a thickdip), Middle Eastern baklava and Turkish delight.Though those widely consumed in the United States are pretty enjoyed acrossthe world, many others which are not as familiar are vastly consumed in theircountries of origin. China and India, the world’s two most popular countries withbillions of inhabitants and immigrants across the world have traditional pastrieswhich may not look and taste familiar for Westerners but are served inrestaurants serving their cuisine. Abar-khabo, a milk-based Indian sweet lookslike cute white buns. It literally means “one more” implying that it tastes verygood. Chhena gaja is a succulent confection served in sugar syrup widelyenjoyed in northern India. Nian gao, steamed cakes made from rice flour andred beans are served in restaurants and given away to family, friends andbusiness contacts during the Chinese New Year to share good luck andprosperity.Healthy, low-glycemic and raw desserts, though not as mainstream as their high-sugar, fat and calorie counterparts are widely consumed by vegetarians,vegans, diabetics and health conscious diners in general. It is perhaps only amatter of time that these wholesome treats find their way to more restaurants,
cafés and bakeshops. It just needs more information dissemination tocommunicate their health benefits and delicious taste.