Love Europe? Love dessert? Sydney from the awesome travel site This Wild Romance wrote this delicious piece for Enchanted Serendipity about her favourite desserts in Europe.
Be prepared to feel hungry after reading this! I already am!
Chocolate and ice cream and pudding, oh my! Wherever I am in the world, there is one thing that I must find. That is a really, really good dessert.
Even though I never got to meet her, I was told my grandmother’s favorite saying was, “There’s always room for dessert!” I know she must have passed that sweet tooth onto me, because no matter how stuffed I am, you can bet I’ll find some space for that chocolate cake!
So for all my fellow dessert lovers out there, I have compiled a list of some of my favourites in Europe.
Dessert in Europe: Paris, France: Macaroons
My sister and I spent an entire day on a self-guided ‘chocolate crawl’ throughout Paris.
While we sampled plenty of delightful treats, my favorite was a macaroon by the ‘Picasso of Pastry,’ Pierre Hermé. It was mouthwatering, with fresh raspberries and rosewater filling.
Dessert In Europe: Bruges, Belgium: Waffles
Anyone who goes to Belgium absolutely has to try a Belgian waffle; it’s basically a law.
They do it in style here, topping the waffle with anything from whipped cream to nutella. My favorite was with a mix of chocolate and strawberry sauce.
Dessert In Europe: Dublin, Ireland: Irish coffee
Okay, so this is more of a drink than a dessert, but in my book it still counts.
Piping hot coffee is mixed with brown sugar, Irish whiskey and then topped with whipped cream. A dessert that gives you a little buzz? Sign me up!
Dessert In Europe: Reykjavík, Iceland: Easter eggs
I was lucky enough to be able to spend Easter with my friend and her family in Iceland.
There, it is traditional to have giant chocolate Easter eggs in the morning. And get this, they are filled with even MORE chocolate and candy inside. They’re doing Easter right over there!
Dessert In Europe: Istanbul, Turkey: Baklava
Everyone knows the Turks are known for the delicious sweet pastry of baklava. However, I had never actually tried it until I visited Istanbul.
This makes it rather difficult, because from now on I am spoiled by the amazing, authentic baklava of Istanbul!
Dessert In Europe: Uppsala, Sweden: Kladdkaka
While Sweden is known for many things (beautiful people, moose, IKEA) it definitely knows how to do desserts.
My absolute favorite is Kladdkaka. It is a rich, gooey, chocolate cake that makes my stomach growl just thinking about it. It’s usually served with ice cream on the side.