Apple pie might be your favorite American dessert, but you have not lived until you try some of these incredible desserts from around the world. Whether you have a thing for chocolate or deep-fried dough balls coated in sugary syrup, these sweet treats will hit the spot. Try your hand at making them at home or look for them in authentic restaurants. You will not be disappointed, and you may even learn a thing or two about the culture in which they originated.
6. Basbousa (Egypt)
Basbousa is a sweet cake made from farina or semolina soaked in a sugar syrup flavored with rose water or orange flower. Many recipes call for the addition of coconut. To make, combine one cup plain yogurt with one cup sugar. Add in one cup semolina, one-third cup milk and one teaspoon baking soda. Stir in two tablespoons melted butter and let sit. Transfer the mixture into a nine-inch round pan and bake at three hundred and fifty degrees for forty minutes. Prepare the syrup by combining one and one-half s sugar, one and three-quarter cups water, one-quarter teaspoon lemon juice and a cinnamon stick. Pour the syrup over the hot basbousa and let sit for one hour before serving.
5. Babka (Poland)
Babka is a dense bread swirled with chocolate or cinnamon goodness and topped with cinnamon-sugar streusel. It means “little grandma” in Russian and Ukrainian. This buttery, luscious bread includes old-world charm and is as breakfast, dessert, or with an afternoon cup of tea. It is incredibly tender with a flaky crust that easily pulls apart and melts in your mouth. Top it with butter or eat it straight out of the oven. Either way, you will not be disappointed.