YUM! We hope you have a sweet tooth! In this quiz, we're taking you around the world for all the delicious desserts the countries have to offer. From brownies to tiramisu, can you name each of these desserts from an image?
While dessert commonly comes at the end of a meal, it is said to come from the French verb, "desservir," which means to clear the table. Since the 1600s, people have been serving dessert as one of the portions of a meal. Can you name all of the delicious treats from a picture?
In the world of dessert, there are the basics like cakes and pies. These delve into even smaller categories like cheesecake, carrot cake, and red velvet. Thanksgiving celebrations wouldn't be the same without pumpkin, apple, and sweet potato pies. The sweet-tasting world expands even more than that with custards, sorbets and ice cream.
These might be popular American desserts, but we can't forget the international ones that we have introduced to our menus. Baklava is a popular Grecian dessert while the Italians have given us tiramisu. Latin America has introduced us to tres leches cake while Austria is known for their apple strudel. While these areas have delicious treats, no one can beat out the French with their crepes, eclairs, madeleines, chocolate mousse, macarons and creme brulee.
The world of dessert doesn't lack when it comes to treats to sample. How many of them can you recognize from an image?
Will this quiz allow you to enjoy a dessert at the end of your meal or will you be stuck eating a boring entree? Let's find out!
A chocolate dessert with a cake-like coat and fudgy center. Brownies may contain nuts, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips, among other ingredients. They are often topped with frosting or whipped cream and served warm, accompanied with milk.
The main ingredient in this pie is apple, hence its name, apple pie. It is occasionally served with whipped cream or ice cream. Apple pie was popularized by the British but is now popular around the world.
Panna cotta is a molded, chilled, traditional Italian dessert. It is often referred to as the perfect dessert since it is very simple to make with ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. Its recipe includes gelatin, heavy cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and rum if you're interested in the extra boost.
The "s" in s'more is said to be a contraction of the word "some." If you're planning a bonfire or campfire s'mores should be on the menu since they are a traditional nighttime campfire treat. This dessert is a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.
If you like a sweet, yet tangy dessert, the lemon bar is ideal for you. Once correctly prepared, this dessert is a great way to complete your meal and/or to satisfy your sweet craving. The principle ingredients, lemon zest and lemon juice, are responsible for its fresh fruity taste.
A classic, creamy rice pudding is made from boiled rice with milk, cream, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins added in and baked or refrigerated.
This open, rimmed, pastry or sponge-based dessert can contain sweet or savory filling; ranging from custard (sweet flans) to vegetables (savory flans). Examples include, but are not limited to, quiche lorraine, custard tart, and the South African milk tart.
Sorbet is a frozen dessert with the taste of fresh fruit. Sorbets are made from sweetened water with flavoring, typically fruit juice or fruit purée. Often it is confused with sherbet, another frozen delight. But there are distinguishing differences between the two; sorbet contains no dairy while sherbet does.
Milkshakes are sweet, creamy beverages that are served chilled or frozen. A milkshake can be made using a combination of ingredients, from artificial flavors and sweeteners to fresh fruits. The key ingredient is milk or ice-cream.
This meringue-based dessert is said to have gotten its name from Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Because the meringue is a major part of the dessert, it is often topped with various foods, such as fresh fruits.
This cupcake-shaped dessert was first attributed to French chef Vincent de la Chapelle in the early 18th century. Chocolate lovers would enjoy this dessert, as its principal ingredient is chocolate, combined with various other ingredients such as eggs, butter, and sugar.
This dessert can help to minimize kitchen waste while preparing a tasty treat for the family. Old baguettes or a coarse loaf are the perfect start to preparing a simple, yet delicious bread pudding.
Dulce de leche is a sweet treat, translated to mean "candy [made] of milk." It is traditionally made by boiling a pot of milk and sugar or simply by using sweetened condensed milk as the sole ingredient.
The pecan pie is native to the southern United States and is often served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. It contains pecans mixed with a filling of eggs, butter and sugar.
A classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu, which is translated to mean "pick me up," "cheer me up" or "lift me up," is a layered dessert that originated in the 1960s. It is traditionally made with ladyfingers, coffee, eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder.
A popular dessert often enjoyed with custard or ice cream, Jell-O, available in various colors and flavors, is an easy, everyday fun treat. It is sold prepared or in a powdered form. To prepare this dessert, the powder, which contains gelatin and flavorings, is dissolved in hot water, then chilled and allowed to set.
Grab a box yellow cake mix, three eggs, 1⁄3 cup of oil, one 1⁄3 cups of water, one cup of dark brown sugar, 1⁄4 cup of butter, one can of pineapple slices, maraschino cherries and you've got the beginnings of a pineapple upside-down cake.
Gelato is Italian ice-cream that is usually made of a dairy base and sugar. It can be flavored with fruit and nut purees and other flavorings. Differentiated from other ice-creams by its density and richness, it typically contains less air and more flavoring. It is also generally lower in fat, but higher in sugar.
This dessert contains only five ingredients that are often found in your pantry – sugar, cream, eggs, vanilla, and salt. It is commonly referred to as burnt cream due to its hard top layer.
Lemon meringue pie is a baked dessert consisting of a crust usually made of a short-crusted pastry, a citrus or lemon custard filling and an airy meringue topping. It is an open top pie with the meringue placed directly on top of the lemon filling; there is no upper crust.
This is another favorite for chocolate lovers. This pudding can be boiled then chilled, which results in a custard-textured dessert, or it can be baked, becoming texturally similar to cake.
Some say Christmas celebrations are not complete without a trifle. Popularly served at holiday meals, trifle is a dessert made with fruits, a thin layer of sponge fingers or sponge cake soaked in fortified wine, and custard. This dessert is often topped with whipped cream.
Traditionally, custard is cooked in a double boiler or heated very gently in a saucepan on a stove. However, custard can be steamed, baked in the oven with or without a water bath, or even cooked in a pressure cooker.
Often served at weddings, baptisms and first communions, the French dessert known as a croquembouche is a dramatic tower of choux pastry balls, that are stuffed with cream and bound together with threads of caramel.
This dessert is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors but their principle ingredients are sugar, eggs, icing sugar, and ground/ powered almonds.
Baklava is a rich, yet sweet pastry, that is popular in Middle Eastern, Central and West Asian cuisines. It is basically layers of sweetened filo dough, filled with crushed nuts and covered with syrup or honey. Baklava is usually served after a mezze feast.
This dessert is a crowd favorite. Chocolate chip cookies are regular cookies which feature the goodness that is chocolate, in the form of tiny chips, place into the treat.
Often found at picnics, this dessert is popular during the summertime due to the availability of the main ingredient, blueberry. Like many pies, it usually has a top and bottom crust.
Seven Layers Bars usually contain crushed graham crackers, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, flaked coconut, butter and sweetened condensed milk.
Éclairs are oblong pastries filled with cream and topped with icing. Typically the cream is vanilla, coffee or chocolate flavored. Other fillings include pistachio, rum flavored custard and chestnut purée.
Key lime pie is traditionally an American dessert named for the key limes popular in Florida. The principal ingredient that is responsible for its flavor is key lime juice.
A chocolate truffle is considered to be the perfect dessert. It is traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center and is dipped in chocolate, rolled in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, crushed nuts or candies.
It is said that the popularity of carrot cake was revived in Great Britain because of rationing during WW II. The delicacy can be eaten plain, but it is usually topped with either white icing or cream cheese and some kind of nut.
The ingredients needed to make this delicious dessert are butter, sugar, self-rising flour, whole milk, and blackberries. Whipped cream and ice-cream are great options as a side serving.
Bananas Foster is a delicious dessert made with bananas and vanilla ice-cream and is often accompanied by a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, and banana liqueur. The butter, sugar, and bananas are cooked separately, after which the alcohol is added and ignited. The bananas and sauce are then topped with ice-cream.
Red Velvet Cake has a distinctive fluffy texture and is topped with cream cheese or icing. This dessert is popular on Christmas and Valentine's Day. Red Velvet Cake originally owed its color to non-Dutched, natural cocoa. However, the modern version is commonly made with red food coloring.
A classic banana split is made with three scoops of ice-cream, served with a split banana, as the name indicates. A sauce or several sauces are then drizzled onto the ice-cream, then topped with crushed nuts and whipped cream, and finished with a maraschino cherry.
Fudge can be made by simply heating milk, sugar, and butter until they soften, then whipped until the mixture cools and becomes creamy. Fruits, candies, and other flavors can be added on top or inside.
Pumpkin pie is a sweet dessert pie. It is traditionally prepared for the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas, and is also featured during Halloween.
Crepes are French street-food staples. They can be filled with virtually anything, whether sweet or savory. The fillings include, but are not limited to, fruits, pudding, mousse, vegetables, and meats.
The ingredients needed to prepare traditional spice cookies are flour, ground ginger, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, ground nutmeg, ground black pepper, ground cloves, shortening, brown sugar, egg, molasses and vanilla extract.
Many people are unaware of any other kind of shortcake because the strawberry version is so popular. The shortcake is cut and the center is filled with strawberries, juice, and whipped cream. It is also topped with more strawberries and whipped cream.
No ice-cream maker? No problem. Vanilla ice cream is incredibly easy to make. Combine heavy whipping cream, half-and-half cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely, then refrigerate the mixture until its firm.
Enjoyed by many, this rich traditional dessert is made with a combination of cake, cream and chocolate glaze. A Boston cream pie is a buttered-caked whose filling can be either custard or cream-based and topped with chocolate glaze.
Cherry pie is most commonly eaten in midsummer, usually on July 1st for Canada Day and on America's Independence Day on July 4th. This dessert is incredible with its sour-sweet cherry filling, a light and flaky crust, and topped with vanilla ice-cream.
This showstopping dessert, which defies all logic by baking ice cream, is as impressive as it is delicious. Baked Alaska is ice-cream and cake topped with browned meringue forming an igloo. It is then baked briefly at a very high temperature.
Sugar cookies are terrific for any celebration. They are served either plain or frosted, decorated with colored sugar or sprinkles. The main ingredients are sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder.
Peach cobbler is a type of pie that is made with basic pantry ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter or margarine, milk, cinnamon and ripe peaches.
This fun ice-based dessert is popular during the warm summer months. Shaved ice is made simply by shaving ice and adding flavored syrups, which are then absorbed by the ice.
The name of this dessert was inspired by its liquidy chocolate center. The main ingredients are butter, eggs, sugar, and chocolate. Occasionally, when making Chocolate Lava Cake, a tablespoon of strong coffee is sometimes added to enhance the chocolate flavor.