Even though it is not a country well known for its desserts, the New Zealand it is the cradle of many delights. And, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s incredible to know a little about the history and culture of the place through food.
To complement our series of videos about New Zealand, I will share with you a little about the typical desserts of the country. Some have very curious stories, so I think they’ll enjoy learning more about them 😉
It’s hard for anyone to never hear something about the much talked about Pavlova. Between the New Zealand desserts, this is undoubtedly the best known. The meringue base usually tastes more neutral. As a complement, a topping of red fruits or some cream with fruits. Did you feel like tasting the candy? I’ve already taught you how to do a pavlova recipe Wonderful!
The curious thing about this dessert is its creation. Australians and New Zealanders are always in contention to decide the pavlova’s real country of origin. Disagreements aside, the candy was named after the Russian dancer Anna Pavlova. She performed in both countries playing “The Death of the Swan” around 1925. The role became so memorable that it yielded this delicious dessert – consumed worldwide until today.
If the lolly cake it was a Brazilian candy, many children would hear from their mothers that scolding to “stop eating crap”. Made with a type of candy that resembles a marshmallow plasticine, the dessert usually contains condensed milk, cookies and butter. Amid this mixture, pieces of the sweetie.
Because it has a very colorful interior, it is almost impossible for children to resist this temptation. Even adults get on board and eat a slice or two of the lolly cake!
Hokey Pokey ice cream
Who there loves a good ice cream? The most traditional flavor of the country is the classic vanilla pastry with pieces of honey caramel. This more airy caramel that comes as an ingredient in ice cream is what they end up calling hokey pokey.
Despite being a very sweet dessert flavor, it is a favorite with New Zealanders. Over the years, he has also become adored by many tourists who pass by the destination.
Like pavlova, the origin of lamington it is also uncertain. Some say it is in Australia. However, there are also those who believe that his real creation took place in New Zealand. As we are not here to take sides, we will be content with the idea that this is a traditional dessert from both countries.
The candy is nothing more than a dumpling with sponge cake, covered with a chocolate and coconut syrup. They are very simple ingredients, but they yield a dessert to make anyone’s mouth water.
After mentioning sweet treats, it was time to talk about a slightly more nutritious dessert. This is the case ANZAC cookies, which stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Prepared with oats, flour, coconut, sugar and other more neutral ingredients, this cookie was sent by family members to soldiers who fought during World War I.
Because it was made with very basic products, the sweets were kept for longer and resisted the trip to the combatants. It may sound silly, but both Australia and New Zealand take the production of these cookies very seriously. So be sure to look for a cafe or market to try it.
Did you like to discover a little bit about New Zealand desserts? Here on the website we have already told you the story of conventual sweets and French delicacies!