Special People We Would Like to Thank
Everyone in the world loves sweet treats. We are hardwired to love sweets. But everywhere in the world, cultures fashion their wares in delightfully different ways to fulfill our human craving for sweets. In Sweet Treats around the World , we explore this myriad feast of sweets with an emphasis on an anthropological approach that focuses on foods in a holistic, historical, and comparative manner, in a survey of sweet treats worldwide, by country or region.
A work of this nature, encompassing as it does more than 100 countries, must, by necessity, rely on secondary sources and the help of many people. Two things should be said about that: First, a genuine heartfelt "thank you" goes to all of the people known and unknown who made such an adventure possible, and second, the methodology involved inherently makes it impossible to do in-person checks on all aspects of the materials. Vigorous attempts have been made to check and cross-check materials, and when possible native residents and other professionals have been asked to review the materials and contribute their favorite recipes.
To the many who have done that, and have suggested helpful revisions and additions, we owe a great debt of gratitude, especially to . . .
Stanley E. Aschenbrenner,
|We also owe our thanks to the many friends who contributed family recipes to this volume . . .|
Maamoul (Shortbread Cookie-Like Pastry, Arabian Peninsula)
Lemon Delicious Pudding (Australia)
Pavlova (Fruit Meringue Dessert, Australia)
Rupjmaizes Kārtojums (Sweet Rye Trifle, Latvia)
Bábovka (Light Rich Coffee Cake, Czech Republic)
Ovocné Knedlíky (Fruit Dumplings, Czech Republic)
Aunt Else's Æbleskivers (Popover-Like "Apple Slices"
Ohrapiparit (Barley Cookies, Finland)
Lebkuchen (Christmas Spice Cookies, Germany)
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake, Germany)
Almás Pite (Sheet Cake Filled with Apples, Hungary)
Gerbeaud Szelet (Gerbeaud Slice, Hungary)
Vargabéles (Noodle Strudel Pie, Hungary)
Gulab Jamoons (Gulab Jamuns , Spongy Milky Balls
Soaked in Rose-Scented Sugar Syrup , India)
Unyeasted Barmbrack (Currant and Raisin Bread, Ireland)
Yeast Loaf (Currant and Raisin Bread, Ireland)
Botamochi and Ohagi (Sweet Rice Balls
and Sweet Azuki Bean Paste, Japan)
Oshiruko (Sweet Azuki Bean Soup, Japan)
Zunda Mochis (Sweetened Endamame and Mochi Rice , Japan)
Flan Casero (Caramel Custard, Mexico)
Panqué Casero Integral (Carrot Pound Cake, Mexico)
Xocolātl (Traditional Mexican Chocolate Beverage, Mexico)
Barfi (Fudge-Like Sweet and Dessert, Nepal)
Haluwa (Thick Pudding-like Dessert with Nuts and Raisins,
Speculaas and Speculaas Spice Mix (Spiced Shortcrust Cookies, Netherlands)
Apple and Feijoa Cake (New Zealand)
Lemon Soufflé (Norway)
Sandkaker/Sandbakkel (Almond Butter-molded Cookies, Norway)
Snø¸ Pudding with Custard Sauce (Snow Pudding, Norway)
Custard Sauce for Snø Pudding (Norway)
Clootie Dumpling (Sweet Pudding Steamed in a Cloth, Scotland)
Cranachan (Oatmeal, Raspberry, Whisky, and
Honey Dessert, Scotland)
Dundee Cake (Rich Cherry-Less Fruit Cake, Scotland)
Shortbread (Crumbly Buttery Sugar Cookies, Scotland)
Tablet (Semi-Hard Fudge-Like Sugar Confection, Scotland)
Nome Shek Chiene (Banana Fritters, Cambodia)
Ada de La Harpe's Christmas Cake (Sri Lanka)
Ada de La Harpe's "Singapore Pudding," and Sago Pudding
Ada de La Harpe's "Sweets" (Sweetened
"Cajunuts" [Cashews], Sri Lanka)
Pepparkakor (Crisp, Thin Gingersnaps, Sweden)
Sweet Soup/Fruit Soup (Sweden)
Ojibwa American Indian Fry Bread ("Indian Donuts",
Twelve-Egg Chiffon Cake (United States)
Bara Brith (Speckled Bread, Wales)
Welsh Cakes (Wales)
And we thank the many who recorded, publilshed, and shared traditional and original reciped in print and on the web, known and unknown. Sources for those recipes are noted with the various recipes included in the text.
We enjoyed the journey together, with our many friends, through this amazingly sweet world and are grateful that our grandchildren—Casey Pedro, Claire Kathleen, Eli Campbell, and Nora Elizabeth—were willing to occasionally accept homemade sweet treats in lieu of our time.
Thanks are also due to our wonderful editor Kaitlin Ciarmiello, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Geography and World Cultures, and Erin Ryan, Senior Coordinator, Editorial Operations at ABC-CLIO, to Sivakumar Vijayaraghavan, Copy Editor, for his insightful copyediting, and Sasikala Rajesh, Senior Project Manager, for her invaluable assistance, and to the equally wonderful staff of the University of Minnesota Duluth Library.
While we are grateful for all of these important contributions, any responsibility for errors is our own.
We apologize to the people of the many interesting cultures of the world whose delectable treats would simply not fit into a work of this size and nature.
In this volume, general statistics and data come from the World Fact Book (2013).
We have been influenced by, rely on, and recommend the works of . . .
We hope you enjoy your adventure into the wonderful world of Sweet Treats as much as we did preparing this smörgåsbord of sweets.
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