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Travel Europe, one dessert at a time

Food defines a country so what better way to travel than to hop from one delicious item to the next?!

Here we’ve comprised a list of the best puddings from countries around Europe. If you’re stopping in any of these countries we highly recommend!

Go and give your taste buds a tour!


Where?  France
What? Chocolate Soufflé with Grand Marnier

Chocolate soufflé is light but rich desert, summing up France perfectly. Chocolate soufflé is a lightly baked cake comprised of egg yolks, beaten egg whites, sugar, and a gooey chocolate interior – in short they’re pretty complicated. The dish has to be served immediately to prevent the soufflé from dropping and becoming dense.

In France, the soufflé is often infused with Grand Marnier, an orange liqueur that works amazingly with the chocolate.


Where? Italy
What? Gelato

Gelato’s kind of like ice-cream, but better. We know that’s a lot to take in but bear with us. It’s different to ice-cream as it’s made with milk and has less air whipped into it, making it thicker and taste more intense.

Perfect for the sunny climate!


Where? Poland
What? Babka

Babka is a yeast cake (sort of like a brioche), eaten on special occasions in Poland amongst other places. It doesn’t have a filling, but sometimes small fruits like raisins are added into the dough. Finished off with, usually, chocolate or vanilla icing and decorated with candied fruits and almonds, this cake would be delicious with a good old cuppa.


Where? Belgium
What? Belgian Waffles

Waffles are the signature dessert of Belgium, originating with a recipe from the Middle Ages, when waffles were sold as unleavened crisp cakes made of barley and oats baked in a wafer iron.

In Belgium, there are two types of waffles: the Brussels waffle and the Liege waffle. The Brussels waffle is what is universally known as the Belgian waffle and is served with chocolate, fruit, or whipped cream.

The Liege waffle is baked from brioche bread dough and is said to be chewier, sweeter, and richer than the Brussels waffle. Popular Liege waffle flavours include plain, vanilla, and cinnamon.


Where? Germany
What? Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is a flaky pastry covered in caramelized or powdered sugar and filled with sliced apples, cinnamon, raisins, and roasted breadcrumbs. Apple strudel is served warm, often with whipped cream, vanilla sauce, or vanilla ice cream.


Where? Iceland
What? Snuour

Snuour is the Icelandic version of cinnamon rolls, which are frosted with melted chocolate and other flavoured glazes.


Where? Turkey
What? Baklava

Baklava is a famous Turkish pastry consisting of fruit, nuts, and sometimes rice sandwiched between thinly rolled layers of syrupy filo dough.

Baklava was inspired by an ancient Assyrian dish of dried fruit and pastry and is often served with Turkish coffee. Popular flavours of baklava include pistachio, walnut, almond, rosewater, lemon, cinnamon, and nutmeg.


Where? Holland
What? Vlaai

Vlaai is a traditional Dutch pastry tart topped with fruit and whipped cream and often served on Easter or at weddings and birthdays in Holland. Vlaai has a spongy bottom and can come with myriad different toppings — one Dutch national bakery chain offers at least 50 to try.


Where? Austria
What? Sacher Torte

Created in 1832 when a chef's apprentice named Franz Sacher presented his sweet creation to Prince Metternich, the Sacher torte is a dense, bittersweet chocolate sponge cake with a layer of apricot jam filling.

Where to try it: The Hotel Sacher Wien. In 1998, the Hotel Sacher Wien made a 2.5-meter Sacher torte cake that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.