Which country has the best dessert?

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Which country has the best dessert?

Butter, sugar, eggs, milk, cream, and flour are the basic components of an array of decadent gourmet desserts. Check out 20 sweet treats that hold pride of place in their respective countries’ hearts.

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Baklava - Middle East

Turkey, Greece, Cyprus—where does baklava really come from? Many countries claim its origin. Baklava may not look like much, but don’t be fooled by appearances. It’s soft, crunchy, and tasty.

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Mochi - Japan

Mochi has been around for over 2,000 years, but has only gained a following recently. This confection, comprised of red bean paste coated with a layer of sticky rice, was originally reserved for kings

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Rugelach - Israel

Halfway between a croissant and cookie made with chocolate, butter, and flaky pastry, everything about this charming delicacy is delightful. Rugelach was likely invented a few centuries ago

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Sticky toffee pudding - England

the recipe is said to have Canadian origins. In fact, sticky toffee pudding is believed to have been created after the Second World War, when two officers staying at a hotel asked for a dessert containing dates

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Halo-halo - Philippines

What if it were sweet and garnished with delicious toppings, too?! Halo-halo is the Philippines’ most popular dessert. It’s actually derived from a Japanese dessert made with shaved ice and sweetened beans.

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Suspiro a la limeña - Peru

This dessert was invented in the 19th century by a poet’s wife. Meaning the “sigh of Lima,” it’s comprised of a smooth, condensed-milk cream and topped with a light port meringue. While finding it outside of Peru is rare

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Kulfi - India

This milk-based dessert was likely created near the Himalayas. Originally, milk was poured into small clay pots and covered with a mixture of salt and ice

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Basbousa - Egypt

small cake made of fine semolina wheat. Dating to the Ottoman Empire, it was created to celebrate the conquest of Armenia in the 16th century. Basbousa is sometimes made with almond or coconut powder

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Waffles - Belgium

Belgium is famous for its waffles. Their history, however, remains unclear and rather mysterious. It’s believed that an 18th-century prince asked his chef to make him a hot

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Kek lapis Sarawak - Indonesia/Malaysia

kek lapis Sarawak is probably one of the most complex desserts ever made. This relatively new cake first appeared in Indonesia in the 1970s. Kek lapis Sarawak requires a lot of time and expertise

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Malva pudding - South Africa

caramel cake made with apricot jam and topped with a rich cream sauce. Caramel and cream sauce, you say? Foodies are in for a treat! The history of malva pudding is unclear and subject to multiple theories.

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