New Year´s desserts around the world

I love how each place has a wonderful culture, and we sometimes forget, but that includes food habits too.

I find the following so interesting that if I don´t get to try them out in their original countries I want to try to make them!


They have this really cool donuts like dessert filled with jelly or liquor, they eat after the countdown.
It has different names in different regions, in some is Pfannkuchens and other is Berliners.

Denmark and Norway

They eat Kransekage, which is a cake of marzipan layers in the shape of a cone, decorated with flags.


They have Olibollen, which are donuts like filled with apples and raisins.


There is a sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes. It has a coin or an amulet inside, and whoever gets the piece with the treasure will have luck on the coming year.


They serve rice pudding with a hidden almond inside. It is believed that whoever finds the almond will have good luck in the following year.


This is an almond cake, that is baked with a coin inside. Whoever gets the slice with the coin is considered to be blessed for the new year. The cake is called Vasilopita, which is translated to "Sweet bread of basil".

Do you have any cool and different recipe you do for new years?

Leave me a comment letting me know.


  1. Love the post hun, Feeling hungry now x

  2. I don't have any recipes myself, until now! I wouldn't mind trying out Holland's Olibollen. It sounds delicious!

  3. What a wonderful post! My grandma used to make the German donuts! I can still taste them in my mouth!


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