Around the World in Valentine’s Day Desserts

6. Muhallebi

This soft, floral-scented pudding known as muhallebi is served all over the Middle East, from Israel to Turkey. It originally hails from Turkey, where it was known as mahallepi. It’s made with milk, thickened with either rice flour or cornstarch, and once the pudding comes together, it’s topped with a thick syrup that varies in flavor depending on your taste. Popular syrup flavors include pomegranate, rose, orange water, or vanilla.

Muhallebi is especially popular in Israel, where it’s often served as a treat on Jewish holidays like Yom Kippur and Shavuot.

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7. Tire sur la neige

This Valentine’s Day, take advantage of the cold February temperatures and the snow (if you’ve got any!) by making tire sur la neige, a popular Canadian treat. This DIY treat is with only two ingredients — maple syrup, and snow.

Make a firm and level surface by packing clean snow down in a bowl or pot, then use another pot to boil the maple syrup until it reaches around 234°F. Once the syrup hits that temperature, pour it on to the snow and use a popsicle stick or fork to pick up the molten candy, and eat it before it hardens again!

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8. Molten Lava Cake

A dessert that has truly come to symbolize the decadence of Valentine’s Day is the molten chocolate lava cake. This dish is simply a custardy chocolate cake that’s baked until just the edges are set. Then, once it’s upended from its cooking vessel on to a plate, and the diner cuts it open, the still-molten center pours out, making a delicious sauce. This cake can be extremely rich, but you can top it with fruit like strawberries or raspberries, which will bring a little fresh sweetness to the plate.

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