If you’ve never tasted chocolate-covered bacon, then you haven’t lived. Even if it seems like an odd combination to some, the salty and sweet combination of this dish will blow your taste buds out of your mouth and into the stratosphere! If you want to try something different but still amazing, you should give these desserts a try. They are some of the best in the world, and they will bring out the kid in you! From chocolate-covered bacon to Banoffee pie, here are 10 of the best desserts in the world that will blow your taste buds out.
1) Creme Brulee
The French are known for their exquisite cooking and food culture and one classic dessert that is commonly served as a petit four or on its own after dinner is creme brulee. The classic dish is made with a silky custard that has been baked in a ramekin under sugar, which is then torched to create an exquisite crackled top. The flavor can vary slightly from bakery to bakery but usually uses vanilla, eggs, sugar, and cream. We suggest ordering your creme brulee with fresh berries for an even more decadent treat! (Image: Wikipedia)
2) Mille Feuille
If you’re not familiar with French desserts, then it’s likely that a mille-feuille (pronounced mill fee-yuh) is either a cool new makeup trend or just another fancy way to say, cookie. Both are incorrect; if you can find a dessert that looks like a slice of flaky, chocolate-filled heaven and tastes even better than it looks, call us in awe. We think it was Einstein who said that if something is both delicious and beautiful at once, then surely you must be dreaming. Wait—that was probably Shakespeare! But no matter which crazy genius coined that phrase, we firmly believe it should be used when talking about any mille-feuille.
3) Tarte Tartin
Tarte Tatin is a caramelized apple tart created by Madame Tatin in France. Its amazing flavor comes from butter, sugar, flour, and apples. It is served hot or cold and even has a topping of ice cream if you like. So with all these amazing things combined you have one very popular dessert. This dessert was ranked #1 on The Daily Meal’s list of 101 Things You Must Eat Before You Die. Everyone loves a great dessert that tastes good but also looks delicious as well so don’t miss out on trying some Tarte Tartin today!
4) Ice Cream Sundae
Though they may not be considered gourmet by any stretch, ice cream sundaes can certainly rank among one our favorite desserts. With an endless number of toppings and syrups to choose from, creating a custom dessert is just one reason why an ice cream sundae can make your taste buds dance with joy. Although, if you prefer to create a simple scoop or two, that can be perfectly delightful as well. Ice cream makes us happy and in many cases reminds us of simpler times growing up.
At its most basic, a macaron is a sweet, airy confection made from icing and filled with jam or ganache. To satisfy your cravings for French delicacies and more, there are lots of places in New York City where you can get them: bakeries, cafes, and patisseries. No matter what part of town you’re in—or what type of craving you’re trying to fill—we’ve got you covered with our list of New York City’s 10 best desserts that will blow your taste buds out. (Warning: some photos contain nudity.)
6) Toblerone Bar
Discovered in Switzerland in 1908, Toblerone is a popular chocolate bar consisting of honey and almond nougat with whipped cream and milk chocolate. A Toblerone Bar also comes in dark chocolate, salted caramel, and coconut. The most famous aspect of a Toblerone Bar is its triangular shape, which has been trademarked since 1989. In 2015, there was even some controversy surrounding manufacturing changes that made an already-trademarked item even more unique!
7) Japanese Soufflé Pancake
The Jaffa Cake is a popular English dessert. It consists of two round, chocolate-coated sponges with a layer of orange jelly in between and coated in orange icing. The small cakes, which are named after Jaffaland from The Lion King, have been sold by McVitie’s since 1927. In 2006, they were named Britain’s most popular snack cake, accounting for one-third of sales within all kinds of cake retailing that year. They are also exported worldwide and can be purchased online in a variety of different countries including America. Jaffas were also at one point distributed to children with lunch boxes as part of a marketing campaign in 1954 to raise money for UNICEF.
8) Lemon Meringue Pie
One of our favorite desserts that you’ll find in any restaurant is lemon meringue pie. This dessert is made with a buttery crust and has a tangy lemon filling that is then topped with meringue. The contrast between a very sweet pastry crust and tart filling makes it one of our favorite desserts to enjoy. If you want to find out how to make your own, we’ve included instructions below for making one at home!
9) Jaffa Cake
The Jaffa Cake (or Jaffacake) is a popular British chocolate-covered sponge cake that consists of three layers. The top layer has a chocolate-flavored topping, followed by a middle layer made from orange-flavored fondant, and finally an outer biscuit layer to form what looks like a giant Oreo cookie. The name Jaffacake is said to have been coined by Princess Margaret in 1953; although it might have been coined in Australia where they are often called Jam Tarts or Jam Squares depending on which state you live in. To us, however, it will always be known as one amazing dessert, even if Jaffas are hard to come by these days! Especially because now there are so many other flavors available like Raspberry and Vanilla.
Beignets are a must-try, especially if you’re in New Orleans, where locals like to dip them in their hot coffee or café au lait. Pronounced ben-yay, beignets can be found at most bakeries and cafes throughout the city; however, they are arguably best enjoyed at Café du Monde. Like many New Orleans culinary creations (PO-boys, king cake), Beignets were created by French settlers as a way to utilize leftover bread dough by frying it up and sprinkling it with powdered sugar. Unlike most fried pastries on our list, beignets are solid pieces of fried dough rather than being filled with creamy pastries or mousse filling (like profiteroles).