Authentic Desserts in Europe

Published on March 27, 2021

When on holidays or business in some of the mainland countries of Europe, it is always a treat to sample the native home baking especially desserts.

Churros: Spain

Churros are traditional in Spain and Portugal, where they originated. This deep-fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and often dipped in chocolate sauce. They are usually served for breakfast with a warm cup of coffee.

Eclair: France

The éclair originated during the 19th century in France where it was called "pain à la Duchesse"  It is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing. 

Trdelnik: Czech Republic

Trdelník has several origins. In the 21st century, it became popular among tourists in the Czech Republic. Trdelnik is a soft dough wrapped around a stick and grilled right in front of you. It’s topped with sugar and walnuts and served with ice cream, chocolate, or fruit.

Banoffee Pie: England

Banoffee pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream, and toffee from boiled condensed milk, either on a pastry base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter. It was invented by accident by two British chefs who were trying to amend a toffee pie from America.