The Most Popular Desserts
Desserts can be served at special celebrations, such as birthdays and weddings. This article lists some of the most popular desserts that are enjoyed around the world.
The term cake refers to any dessert which has a sweetened bread-like base. Cakes are often filled with jam or cream and covered with a mouse or icing. Desserts can be topped with decorative features, such as sliced fruit and berries or chocolate pieces. There is a huge variety of cakes available on the market. Some popular types of chocolate cake include chocolate truffle cake and black forest gateaux. Fruit-flavored cakes are also common, including raspberry, mango, blackberry, pear, and passion fruit cakes.
Pastries are baked goods that consist primarily of a baked dough mixture made from flour, sugar, milk, butter, and sometimes eggs. The dough can be combined with several ingredients to make different types of pastries. A croissant is a popular buttery pastry commonly enjoyed with jam at breakfast time. Other types of pastries include danish pastries, cinnamon swirls, pain au chocolates, and brioches.
A tart is any dessert with a pastry base covered with a sweet filling. The base is typically made from shortcrust pastry, and the top of the tart is always left open. The fillings can vary, but they are usually some form of a fresh or cooked fruit or a melted chocolate filling; sometimes, it is a combination of the two.
A profiterole, also known as a cream puff or a choux a la creme, is a type of pastry ball which is filled with cream and often topped with melted chocolate. There are many variations of the profiterole; sometimes, they can be filled with ice cream and topped with caramel or powdered sugar. In a triangular formation, a stacked tower of profiteroles makes a great centerpiece for a party.
Chocolates are one of the most loved confectionery items in the world. There is a huge selection available, from Turkish delights, marzipan fillings, and chocolate ganache, to chocolates that contain liquor or fruit-based fillings. Chocolate can be placed in a beautiful presentation box to make a great gift for any occasion.
Petit fours are a popular type of French dessert that are typically served at the end of a meal. Petit fours translate as ‘small oven’, and these types of confectionary can be made up of small cakes, biscuits, macaroons, meringues, and puff pastries. Petit fours usually come in an assortment box, or they can be purchased individually.
You can buy desserts from supermarkets, but you should check out a specialist bakery for the best quality deserts. You can find these online by typing ‘fine dessert makers’ and the town or city you live in into a search engine. You can then browse through the top results until you find a company that sells what you are looking for.