1. France: Strawberry Galette
A galette is a rustic pie made with seasonal fruits – strawberries are used here. But, you can adapt this recipe throughout the year to use fresh, local-to-you fruits.
2. Italy: Ricotta Pie
Ricotta cheese is wonderful in savory preparations like lasagna, but the sweet creaminess is a star in desserts, too. A little lemon lightens the whole dish up so it doesn’t get too heavy.
3. Germany: Butter Cake
This cake lives up to its name with 12 tablespoons of chilled butter as well as 12 tablespoons of melted butter. It’s rich, gooey and a perfect accompaniment to coffee.
4. Austria: Viennese Whirls
Vienna is famous for its dessert tables, with treats adorned with jam, chocolate, fruit and cream. These dainty whirls would fit right in with shortbread pastry filled with jam and a heavenly white chocolate ganache.
5. Japan: Dorayaki
Enjoy teatime with Japanese wagashi or little sweets. This one is a pancake stuffed with sweet red bean paste. There are different variations including chestnut filling, custard and cream so there are lots of ways to enjoy your pancake.
6. England: Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sponge is a simple, but classic-for-a-reason. Fill with cream and jam, then dot the top with fresh fruit for a royally delicious tea.
7. South Africa: Chocolate Malva Pudding
This pudding is caramelized on the outside and spongy on the inside. Serve with a chocolate sauce for maximum sweetness.
8. Brazil: Brigadeiros
These fudgy little balls are already incredible, but you can roll them in whatever you like, adding another layer of deliciousness.
9. Australia: Pavlova
Enjoy the bounty of summer berries or even tropical fruits with this gluten-free dessert from Down Under. It’s cloud-like, sweet and a showcase for fruit.
10. Lebanon: Mahalabia (Milk Pudding)
A rosewater-enhanced milk pudding is the perfect cap to a Middle Eastern meal. Top with crushed pistachios for a little crunch.