Mediterranean Dessert Delights

Baklava: Layers of phyllo pastry filled with chopped nuts (usually pistachios, walnuts, or almonds) and sweetened with honey or syrup. This iconic dessert is rich, crispy, and bursting with flavor. 

Tiramisu: Although originating in Italy, tiramisu is a beloved dessert enjoyed throughout the Mediterranean. It features layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers, creamy mascarpone cheese, and a dusting of cocoa powder. 

Rice Pudding (Rizogalo): A creamy and comforting dessert made with rice, milk, sugar, and often flavored with vanilla or cinnamon. Rizogalo is served chilled or at room temperature, making it perfect for a warm Mediterranean evening. 

Turkish Delight (Lokum): A confectionary treat made from starch and sugar, flavored with various ingredients such as rosewater, lemon, or nuts. Turkish delight is often dusted with powdered sugar and served in bite-sized pieces. 

Semolina Cake (Revani): A traditional Greek dessert made from semolina flour, sugar, yogurt, and flavored with lemon zest or orange blossom water. Revani is soaked in a sweet syrup after baking, resulting in a moist and fragrant cake. 

Baklava Cheesecake: A fusion dessert that combines the flavors of classic baklava with creamy cheesecake. This indulgent treat features layers of cheesecake filling and baklava-inspired toppings, such as chopped nuts and honey syrup. 

Almond Cookies (Amaretti): These Italian almond cookies are gluten-free and have a chewy texture with a slightly crisp exterior. Amaretti cookies are often flavored with almond extract or amaretto liqueur, making them a delightful accompaniment to coffee or tea.