Taste the World - Denmark - Danish Fruit Braid

Taste the World - Denmark - Danish Fruit Braid

For Denmark, I made a Danish Fruit Braid. A larger version of the classic 'danish'. I made mine with fresh raspberry jam (instructions included). You can use any berry to make your own filling, or use store bought jam to save time. The recipe makes 2 full braids, which each have 6-10 servings. This recipe is so good, it's going to single-handedly make me gain weight. I can't stop eating it!

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Taste the World - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Sweet Oranges Congo

Taste the World - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Sweet Oranges Congo

For the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I made Sweet Oranges Congo. A delicious dessert that is so simple, you don't even have to cook anything. Make with orange juice or brandy, depending on your preference.  

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Taste the World - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Martabak

Taste the World - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Martabak

For Cocos (Keeling) Islands, I made Martabak. Delicious pancakes, folded in half and filled with chocolate and peanuts. A delicious buttery dessert. Addictive and tasty. 

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Taste the World - China - Nian Gao

Taste the World - China - Nian Gao

For China, I made Nian Gao, or Chinese New Year Cake. This cake is not baked, but steamed. This recipe is an example of why I started this project. It is so different, in flavor and preparation, from what I am accustomed to, in the most delightful way. It's made me want to explore more steamed Asian dishes.  

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Taste the World - Central African Republic - Benne Wafers

Taste the World - Central African Republic - Benne Wafers

For Central African Republic, I made Benne Wafers. Sweet sesame seed wafers, that are very similar to Florentines. I dipped mine in chocolate, and the result was heavenly. A very simple and quick recipe.

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Taste the World - Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands Corn Bread

Taste the World - Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands Corn Bread

For Cayman Islands, I made this recipe for Cayman Islands Cornbread. I love this recipe. I think it's going to be my go-to cornbread recipe. It adds a lovely subtly cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, along with a little kick from the rum extract. Spread it with a little bit of butter, and you'll be in heaven. 

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Taste the World - Cape Verde - Pudim de Queijo

Taste the World - Cape Verde - Pudim de Queijo

For Cape Verde, I made Pudim de Queijo (Cheese Pudding), which is basically a goat cheese flan. If you like goat cheese then you will love this dish. I want to try it with a milder soft cheese such as ricotta some time.

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Taste the World - Canada - Poutine & Nanaimo Bars

Taste the World - Canada - Poutine & Nanaimo Bars

When making a recipe for Canada, the obvious choice is Poutine, but I also wanted to do a baked dessert, so Nanaimo Bars were the answer! Poutine, a national treasure all Canadians should be proud of, consists of crispy french fries, mozzarella cheese curds, all smothered in brown gravy. Nanaimo bars are a decadent layered dessert bar that would be a hit at any potluck. Make some today, and let me know what you think!

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Taste the World - Cambodia - Nom Pum (Cambodian Waffles)

Taste the World - Cambodia - Nom Pum (Cambodian Waffles)

For Cambodia, I made Nom Pum (Cambodian Waffles). This twist on one of my favorite foods features coconut, coconut cream and coconut butter. The use of rice flour makes this dish gluten free as well! A delicious and healthier version of its western counterpart.  

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Taste the World - Burkina Faso - Banfora Welsh Cakes

Taste the World - Burkina Faso - Banfora Welsh Cakes

For Burkina Faso, I made this recipe for Banfora Welshcakes. With pineapple chunks inside, these tasty cakes make a great little snack. Not to mention they are very simple to make. Try some today! 

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Taste the World - Brunei Darussalam - Getuk Lindri (Coconut Sweet Potato Cake)

Taste the World - Brunei Darussalam - Getuk Lindri (Coconut Sweet Potato Cake)

For Brunei Darussalam, I made Getuk Lindri, also called Cassava Cake. Made with white sweet potatoes, cassava, or yucca. They are very sweet, with a custard like texture. The bright colors are traditional so have fun!

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