Sweet, sweet travel – Dessert from around the world

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

1. Afghanistan

2. Turkey

3. United Arab Emirates

Cannoli: A crispy shell holds a creamy filling

1. France

2. Italy

3. Greece

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

1. Germany

2. Slovenia

3. Hungary

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.

1. Hungary

2. Romania

3. Slovakia

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

1. The Netherlands

2. Switzerland

3. Austria

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.

1. Turkey

2. Morocco

3. Albania

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.

1. France

2. Germany

3. United Kingdom

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

1. France

2. The United States of America

3. Belgium

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.

1. The Netherlands

2. Czech Republic

3. Norway

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

1. Morocco

2. Portugal

3. Croatia

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

1. Switzerland

2. France

3. Italy

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

1. Latvia

2. Sweden

3. Denmark

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.

1. India

2. Thailand

3. Malaysia

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.

1. Japan

2. China

3. Malaysia

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.

1. Vietnam

2. Thailand

3. Laos

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.

1. Serbia

2. Russia

3. Lithuania

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.

1. Germany

2. Poland

3. Belgium

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.

1. Iran

2. Saudi Arabia

3. India

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.

1. Greenland

2. Mexico

3. Canada

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

1. Egypt

2. Oman

3. Turkey

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

1. Taiwan

2. Indonesia

3. China

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.

1. Canada

2. New Zealand

3. South Africa

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.

1. Japan

2. South Korea

3. Taiwan

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.

1. Iran

2. Turkmenistan

3. Kazakhstan

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

1. Japan

2. Philippines

3. South Korea

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.

1. Singapore

2. China

3. Philippines

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

1. Australia

2. The United States of America

3. Fiji

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.

1. Indonesia

2. Thailand

3. India

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Sweet, sweet travel - Dessert from around the world

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