If you were to imagine the best dessert or baked item in the world, then your favourite would likely be very different from your friends and family members. From childhood treats to family recipes, there are many foods that are personal to each individual and this is especially true when it comes to desserts. Sugary, sweet treats hold a lot of nostalgia for most people and often these bakes and desserts use influence from local flavours.
A lot of these “desserts” are actually classed as afternoon snacks or morning eats, depending on their cultural heritage. And they're often cross-cultural - tiramisù, for example, relies heavily on chocolate, coffee and sugar, all of which arrived in Italy via the global trade market, whilst dan tats from Hong Kong have links to Portugal and its pasteis de nata.
Whilst there can never be a definitive list of the best bakes from around the world, here are five of what I consider the best!