If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll probably want to know what the best pastries in the world are, and where to find them. Right? Look no further. Check out this list:
Mochi is a traditional Japanese cake and this irresistible dessert has a chewy texture. It often has a filling such as red bean paste or chocolate. There are many types to choose from so be sure to try a few if you’re traveling to Japan.
Sonho is a kind of donut that has lots of custard and drizzled with sugar.
These crunchy pastries hailed in Sicily and they are filled with creamy and sweet ricotta. Some cannolis are sprinkled with crushed pistachios, candied fruits or choco chips.
Fengli Su (China)
These rectangular (sometimes round) pastries have a crumbly exterior. The filling is usually pineapple jam, although some may have winter melon.
Jalebi is a popular snack in India made using maida flour batter shaped into circles, deep-friend and then soaked in sugar syrup.
This traditional Russian pastry is made with baked apple, egg white and honey. Some pastilas also come in cranberry or vanilla flavor.
This traditional Turkish pastry is made with a special kind of dough known as tel kadayif combined with meted cheese and then enveloped in sugar syrup. The Künefe is often served with pistachio toppings and a side of clotted cream.
This Churros deep-fried dough pastry is consist of only 3 simple ingredients: flour, salt and water. In Spain, people eat churros for breakfast or afternoon snack, usually with coffee or hot chocolate.
Alfajor means “the filling” and this delectable treat consists of two cookies and a sweet filling, usually dulce de leche. It may be covered with powdered sugar, desiccated coconut, chocolate or icing sugar.
Pan Dulce (Mexico)
Pan dulce is a general term to refer to sweet breads which you can buy from panaderias in Mexico. It’s often eaten for breakfast or afternoon snacks.
Pain au Chocolat (France)
This French pastry has a laminated dough and has several flaky, buttery layers. As its name suggests, it has chocolate at the center.
These Cuban puff pastries may come with sweet or savory fillings. The most popular combination is guava and cream cheese pastelito.
Boh Loh Bao (Hong Kong)
Sometimes called pineapple buns, boh loh bao is a popular breakfast pastry in Hong Kong. Unlike what its name suggests, it doesn’t contain any pineapple in it, rather, it’s named as such because it looks like a pineapple.
These sweet and buttery pastries are topped with grated cheese and rolled in sugar.
Deblahs have a flower-like shape and delicate texture. The dough is made from flour, egg white, water and yeast rolled in a pasta roller. Once baked it is topped with sesame seeds and then drizzled with citrus syrup.
Korea’s gyeran-ppang is sweet and savory and this egg bread is a popular breakfast food. The bread base is very fluffy almost like pancake and filled with whole egg, ham, cheese, and bacon.
The Stroopwafel is nothing like the ones you can find on the Wafflehouse menu but they’re really good. The flat discs of sugar, butter, and cookie-waffle are served over tea or coffee and the hot steam from the beverage makes this pastry soft and gooey.
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