Picture Buffet 4: Christmas Desserts from around the World

It’s not always glittering ornaments and tinsel. In Ukraine, Christmas trees are decorated with artificial spiders and cobwebs. According to local folklore, a family too poor to decorate their tree woke up to find a tree covered with webs, which turned into gold and silver as the morning light touched the threads.

Different countries all over the world also celebrate this festive time of the year with different dishes. Here is the final part of our Christmas special!

1) Snowballs(Mexico)

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Source: Brown Eyed Baker

What is it?
A sweet butter cookie flavoured with nuts and powdered sugar.

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2) Kulkuls (India)

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Source: gharkhana.blogspot.sg

What is it?
Crunchy and soft coconut cookies made from sweet dough shaped into small curls.

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3) Russian Korolevsky Cake(Russia)

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Source: Spoonacular

What is it?
Three layers of chocolate cake layered with frosting, and sprinkled with poppy seeds for a crunchy texture.

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4) Natilla (Colombia)

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Source: Spanish 2 Classroom Blog

What is it?
A creamy dessert containing milk, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks and grated coconut.

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5) Pan de Pascua (Chile)

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Source: En Mi Cocina Hoy

What is it?
A sweet sponge cake with ginger and honey, that also contains candied fruits, raisins, walnuts and almonds.

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6) Panettone (Argentina)

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Source: Delallo

What is it?
A sweet, sourdough-like bread, candied oranges, lemon zest and raisins. Chocolate is optional.

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7) Melktert (South Africa)

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Source: DominickCosta.com

What is it?
A traditional creamy milk tart dusted with cinnamon. Tastes similar to a cheesecake.

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8) Peppermint Crisp Fridge Tart (South Africa)

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Source: Pick n Pay

What is it?
A crispy caramelized pudding topped with chocolate and peppermint essence.

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We hope we’ve made your sweet tooth happy. Don’t worry about trying more than one recipe – there’s always room for dessert! Feliz Navidad!

Which of these recipes are you trying out? Let us know in the comments!

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