There’s nothing quite like a sugary snack or dessert to conclude a night out or brighten up a stressful day at the office. During your next holiday to Holland, Spain or Italy, satisfy your sweet tooth by indulging in the following delicacies. Perhaps you’ll even bring these traditional treats back to your own kitchen.
Although oliebollen translates to ‘oily balls,’ worry not: this Dutch snack’s name does not correspond to its ambrosial taste. Although these fried doughnuts are usually eaten to ring in the New Year, they’re the perfect, sugary touch to finish off any scrumptious meal. Adorned with raisins and plenty of powdered sugar, oliebollen almost look too lovely to eat – but you’ll certainly regret it if you don’t try one… or five…
Next up are churros, a world-famous delight. Although this delicacy has gone viral in countries such as the United States, it’s best to try it in its country of origin: Spain. Here you’ll find everyone from local vendors to fancy restaurants offering these delectable dough sticks, which are made of wheat flower and are rolled in cinnamon and sugar. While this sugary combination is enough to make your sweetest dreams come true, it can always get better: just dip them in whipped cream or chocolate sauce (or both)!
We certainly can’t talk about sweet snacks without mentioning tiramisu, a revolutionary Tuscan treat. This Italian specialty is particularly refreshing in the summer and after it’s spent a few hours in the fridge. The elegant recipe includes mascarpone cheese, cream, sugar, Amaretto liqueur, cocoa powder and – most importantly – decadent ladyfingers soaked in espresso. As suggested by its name, which translates to ‘lift me up,’ this luscious and (seemingly) light dish is the best pick-me-up that anyone could ask for.
If you’re looking for a much-needed sugar rush, these three dishes are your most delicious bets. Enjoy – or smakelik eten, buen provecho, and buon appetito!