What are the desserts from around the world to include in your holiday menu?
- Tres Leches Cake from Mexico
- Apple Pie from USA
- Creme Brulee from France
- Tiramisu from Italy
- Pavlova from Australia
- Gulab Jamun from India
- Bibingka and Puto Bumbong from The Philippines
The holidays are fast approaching and as Christmas parties are drawing nearer, more wedding packages in Manila offer a seasonal menu – from savory main dishes to beloved desserts from different parts of the world. As much as it’s tempting to spend the holidays to experience different holiday food from various countries, you don’t need to go far as these make a colorful variety to your holiday menu and maybe include in your next holiday traditions. Here are some of the best desserts around the world to include in your dessert menu!
Tres Leches Cake from Mexico
In recent times, Pastel de las Tres Leches Cake or three milk cake became one of the most popular Mexican desserts. It is a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy whipping cream – thus, its name. Cover it with whipped cream and it’s best served with fresh berries for the ultimate tres leches cake experience. It’s a combination that makes this dessert so irresistible and well-loved not only by Mexicans but people around the world.
Apple Pie from the USA
Apple Pie is the American’s well-loved desserts that is usually served during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or simply have it every day as a snack or dessert. However, the original apple pie recipe didn’t originate from the States, it became a popular dessert during the period of World War II when this was given as an answer to soldiers when asked why they’re heading off to war. This is where the American Apple Pie is born.
This famous dessert is made with macerated apples that are poured on a flaky pie crust. This is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is a popular dessert among different cultures around the world, and with that, the enjoyment of having apple pie for the holidays is here to stay.
Creme Brulee from France
Crème brulee or also known as burnt cream is an elegant French dessert that consists of creamy custard with hard caramel on top. The mixture of custard infused with nutmeg and a slight hint of rum give its velvety texture that is perfect for the holiday appeal. Creamy, crackly crème brulee is a delicious and festive holiday dessert that you will absolutely love including in your holiday dessert menu.
Tiramisu from Italy
You see this dessert included in Italian restaurants and it is a great pick me up after a hearty meal of pizza and pasta. This is what Tiramisu is all about. It is a rich layered Italian dessert made with layers of ladyfinger cookies soaked in espresso, mascarpone cheese, and cream, and finished off with a dusting of cocoa powder. The wonderfully sweet coffee flavors and fluffy textures make this dessert popular for many years where not only became a staple of Italian cuisine but also became an icon of layered desserts for many centuries.
Pavlova from Australia
Pavlova is an Australian dessert dedicated to the Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova. It’s a meringue-based dessert made with soft and crisp meringue filled with fresh cream topped with a variety of fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis. It’s been a long dispute between New Zealanders and Australians behind the origin of this dessert, but no matter where it came from, it’s a dessert that stays admirable to all dessert lovers and best served and eaten right away for the holidays.
Gulab Jamun from India
Gulab jamun is a classic Indian dessert that is very famous and enjoyed by Indians during huge celebrations. It is made with milk powder combined with spices like cardamom and safflower then rolled into dough and shape into berry sized balls. It is then deep fried and soaked in a simple sugar syrup infused in rosewater for a hint of floral sweetness. You can also top this with pistachios for an added crunch.
Bibingka and Puto Bumbong from the Philippines
Puto bumbong and bibingka are the ultimate holiday delicacies that are popular in the Philippines as they are always served during simbang gabi.
Puto bumbong is a purple colored rice cake that got its name after a bamboo tube used to cook this delicacy. This is best serve hot with sugar, margarine, or a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk on top! On the other hand, bibingka is made out of rice flour mixed with coconut milk, eggs, sugar, and salt. Its mixture is then poured over a banana leaf while cooked under hot charcoals. The final product is a soft, sweet, and fluffy texture similar to that of puto bumbong.
Having these two delicacies in your holiday menu, whether it’s homemade or served from the best catering in Manila, this will definitely make every family’s holiday celebration more enjoyable.
Every country has their own sweet treat to share in celebrating the holidays. With these desserts in your holiday menu, whether it may be for your party with friends and family or having a good time with company gatherings offered by the best wedding packages in Manila – you’re sure to have a good time!