Sunday, August 28, 2011

foodbuzz 24x24: 9 wonderful desserts of the world

Who would want to make 9 desserts in one day? Uh I would! When I found out Foodbuzz (a social network for food bloggers and food lovers) had chosen to sponsor my 9 'wonder'ful desserts of the world party idea to be a part of this month's Foodbuzz 24x24 event, I was beyond excited. Foodbuzz 24x24 is where 24 food bloggers each host a dinner or in this case a dessert party on the same day and share their parties on each of their blogs. It was a great excuse to have friends over and use more butter than I ever have in one day. For the menu, I chose a few of the desserts from countries I have been to and the rest from countries I will hopefully get a chance to visit one day!

Pictured--top left to right:
USA: s'mores cookies (I couldn't resist after making s'mores pizza last week)
France: coconut macaroons
India: gajar halwa -- carrot pudding
Argentina: alfajores -- dulce de leche cookies
Spain: churros
Australia: sticky date pudding with toffee sauce
Singapore: mango pudding
Switzerland: spitzbuebe -- raspberry preserve filled sandwich cookies
New Zealand: hokey pokey ice cream

Everyone seemed to have a different favorite dessert but I'd say the coconut macaroons were the overall favorite considering there wasn't one left! My favorite was the New Zealand hockey pockey ice cream, I can't wait to share the recipe. Between friends, desserts, beer and the game 'battle of the sexes' it was a fun night and despite all the work I am happy to say I would love to do it again. This week I will post the recipes for each dessert in between eating the leftovers. I knew there was no way we could finish all the desserts so I had chinese take-out boxes for everyone to take home their favorite desserts. I already have a take-out box packed and ready to take to work tomorrow. The hard part is deciding which dessert to eat first.


What is your favorite dessert from a different country? 

50 comments:

  1. I'm from New Zealand so it's awesome to see you repping the hokey pokey!

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  2. What a beautiful bunch of desserts.

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  3. Great job! I hosted an all-dessert 24x24 a couple months ago so I know how much work it is. Yours all look so delicious! Wonderful post!

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  4. Wow! You did such an incredible job!! Your desserts look fantastic and your pictures are gorgeous! Your friends are very lucky! :)

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  5. This is a great theme and you did showcase each country's representative cookie quite nicely. I am looking forward to seeing the recipes-your smiling friends say it all. Well done.

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  6. @Audra@The-Baker-Chick Thanks Audra, I loved your Confectionary Calendar party! Not sure how you managed 12 desserts in one day, these 9 took the entire day!

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  7. Shannon your party was a blast. I'm so impressed with your talents and hope that us living together will teach me a thing or two about cooking - cross your fingers!

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  8. that was such a great party and your desserts make me drool. i'm asian btw and i'm thrilled to see mango sago in your menu :) congrats on a job well done!

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  9. Everything was SO GOOD! I'm embarrassed to say that me and Devin's to go box was completely demolished by yesterday afternoon. Thanks so much for having us!

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  10. kavel's fingertips!!! hehehee!!!! wish i could have come! looks like you did an amazing job!

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  11. I am going to have to say bread pudding with vanilla brandy sauce is one of my top favorites. Flan would be 2nd.

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  12. Oh what fun. I love desserts too. I wouldn't want to make nine in one day but I would like to eat nine in one day..

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  13. @3LittleMonkeys I love bread pudding but have never been able to make a very good one and I've never tried to make flan, I'll have to add that to my 'to make' list!

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  14. Whoo! NZ all the way! I love that you did a hokey pokey ice-cream as i'm from NZ!

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