Around the World in Valentine’s Day Desserts

3. Om Ali

This amazing dish called Om Ali, which translates to English as “Ali’s mother,” is a popular dessert all across Egypt. It’s great to make when you have lots of leftover pastry or bread as it resembles a bread pudding, made with stale bread covered in cream and baked until golden brown.

Om Ali is often garnished with toppings like pistachios, coconut flakes, and a drizzle of even more cream before being served. For Egyptians, the contrast between deliciously soft interior and crunchy, caramelized top is what makes this dish so amazing.

Nawalescape / Shutterstock

4. Pate de Fruit

Pate de fruit, also known as pastry gems, are familiar to anyone who’s ever gone through culinary or pastry school. They’re little candies that are made with pure fruit purees, sugar, pectin, and citric acid. These little squares of chewy candy taste exactly like the pure fruit, only concentrated. Rolled in crunchy sugar, pate de fruit taste like summer in the middle of winter.

While they’re not impossible to make at home, it’s helpful to do some research first! If you’re making them yourself, you can experiment with unique flavors and combinations.

EQRoy / Shutterstock

5. Syrniki

Syrniki may look like a breakfast food to the typical North American eye, but they’re often served as dessert in eastern Europe. Syrniki are fried pancakes made with a soft, fresh cheese known as quark, and are served with jam, honey, or sour cream. They can be made so that they spread thin or remain thick as hockey pucks. Either way you prefer them, they’re a rich dessert that’s super easy to make — and even easier to eat!

Irina Meliukh / Shutterstock

SHARE ON

Advertisement

Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.