Sweet is much more than aflavor: it’s a feeling that draws you in, in every way. Some desserts are able to turn on feelings of pure and intense pleasure in us.
If you are among those who have a sweet tooth, forget about diets and the fear of sugars for a second and get ready for a gastronomic tour of some famous sweets in a few pastry capitals in the world.
The Viennese coffee with cream is the perfect pairing with traditional desserts: apple or poppy seed strudel and the Sacher torte of course, Vienna’s famous dessert. A fragrant and soft dough made with high quality cocoa powder, apricot jam and a chocolate glaze to top it all off. For a memorable Sacher torte we recommend the Sacher Cafè or the Demel Cafè,they are still fighting over the origin of this famous dessert.
Cheesecake is loved worldwide, but to taste the original version you need to choose theNew York cheesecake. The best cheesecake in town? You can find it at Two Little Red Hens, at Junior’s Restaurant and at Eileen’s Special Cheesecake. It’s better to avoid strange toppings and to taste it cold.
The dessert that best represents the elegant and sophisticated French capital is the macaroon. Two light merengue shells that enclose a delicate pastry cream with pastel colors paired with the aromas of coffee, raspberry, lemon and mint. Impossible to resist! You’ll find the best ones at Hermé’sand Ladurée’s.
The Arab influence allowed to create proper masterpieces in the history of Sicilian pastry-making. Cassata calls for the hand of an artist and for some really fresh sheep ricotta cheese. The best cassatas are at Cappello’s Bakery in Palermo, Gaetano’s Bakery in Marsala and Savia’s Bakery in Catania.
Even if it originally comes from Poland, the Rum Babà has fully entered the history of Neapolitan pastry-making. Stay away from the ones that are too dry or that have too much rum in them. You can find the best Rum Babà sat Scaturchio’s, but if you’d like to taste it while you’re walking then choose theCasa Infante on the go option and you won’t regret it.
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