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The history of world’s most popular desserts

Many desserts were once a rare delicacy, accessible only to the rich. Times are changing, and now we can not imagine life without such little sweet joys.

1. Custard

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This cream is used as a base or filling for a number of desserts, but it is also quite good as an independent dish. The ancient Romans first discovered that eggs with other ingredients form a viscous mixture – and the progenitor of the modern custard appeared. Enjoyed the cream in the Middle Ages: mostly they filled pies. And in 1837 Alfred Bird invented a powder custard – for those who are too lazy to beat him.

2. Sorbet

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Back in 3000 BC. People began to mix food with crushed ice. A prototype of sorbet appeared in Asia and was submitted only to emperors. Alexander the Great loved to mix snow with honey, and the Roman emperor Nero had special envoys who ran after the snow to mix it with fruits and juices. The difficulty was mainly in finding ice or snow, because sorbet of ancient times was very expensive food.

3. Shortbread cookies

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Imagine that you can eat this oily, friable dessert once or twice a year. Shortbread cookies from Scotland were an expensive treat and luxury for special occasions, such as Christmas and weddings. In the remaining bread dough, spices and sugar were usually added, and then baked at a low temperature until dry. Then the yeast in the test was replaced with butter, and this is how the shortbread cookie appeared.

4. Jelly

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This popular type of dessert is loved for its taste variety and bright colors. This is a fun dessert for all ages! However, its history is not entirely aesthetic. So, the production of gelatin dates back to the 15th century. It was an incredibly slow process of digestion of the skin and bones of animals. The earliest known recipes for dishes based on gelatin were from boiled pork ears and feet. At that time, gelatin was not used for sweet dishes, as it gave them a taste of meat. Later, people learned to make gelatin tasteless. In 1845, a certain Peter Cooper decided to switch from the production of glue to the production of gelatinous dessert mixes. His recipe included sugar, spices, eggs and processed lemons, mixed with powdered gelatin. So the history of the production of jelly sweets began.

5. Pavlova

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A dessert named after a ballerina is a multi-layered masterpiece of meringue, cream and fresh fruit. The first known his recipe refers to the 18th century, or rather to the chefs of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty. Later it was named after the ballerina Anna Pavlova, where the meringue resembled a ballet air pack. By the way, for the right to be considered the birthplace of the “Pavlov” dessert, Australia and New Zealand are very active, although what does it matter? Dessert is still incredibly popular and just very tasty.

6. Macaroni

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Macaroni are crispy cookies, glued together with a fragrant filling (cream or jam). Once Italian bakers added almond flour to pastry and thus a macaroni was born! In 1792, during the French Revolution, two nuns, later known as “The Sisters of Macaroni,” baked and sold this treat to earn a living. As the macaroni recipe continued to improve, the 19th century bakers of the 19th century bakers began making two separate cookies of the same size and gluing them together. Such we know pasta today.

7. Cheesecake

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The list of cheesecake options is endless. The base can be made from any cookie. The top part of the pie can be filled with melted chocolate or decorated with bright fruits. However, today’s recipes are slightly more complicated than the first cheesecake recipes. Once they were made only from wheat, flour, honey and cheese. The cheesecake had more than 4000 years since its invention in Greece to improve. And he was a popular version of the wedding cake. Now his main ingredient is cream cheese, preferably Philadelphia.

8. Apple pie

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The first documented recipe for apple pie dates back to 1381. It was in England – according to the recipe apples were mixed with raisins, figs and pears, as well as saffron. At that time, sugar was very expensive, and honey was added to desserts. By the 16th century, recipes began to improve in terms of dough, and the whole cake was one continuous sweet treat.

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