We all have a mental bucket list detailing the adventures we plan to have before we…well…kick the bucket.

My bucket list includes:

1. Swimming in a pool of spaghetti/popcorn.
2. Meeting a white walker (game of thrones) and conversing in guttural noises.
3. Singing a song to the love of my life and said song becoming a national anthem.
4. Visit the graves of Frida Kahlo and Pablo Neruda.


5. Write a book (I’m dead serious).
6. Peeing on snow in Switzerland.
7. Smashing a guitar on stage and managing to look cool while doing so.
8. Live with elephants for a week in Thailand.


9. Grow roses in my garden and not have them die.
10. Save someone’s life.

I’ve detailed my plans, what are yours?

Send ’em to theyoungindependents@inl.co.za. The most spectacular bucket list gets published 🙂 How about that?

My bucket list goes on and on but one of my innermost desires is to taste a spectacular dessert from every single country. That is 194 desserts to be had. That’s an immense amount of sugar, but we won’t worry about that for now. Its a bucket list, what do you expect?!

Here are 10 spectacular international desserts that you have got to have before you die:

1. India- Gulab jamun

Gulab jamun was first prepared in medieval India, derived from a fritter that Central Asian Turkic invaders brought to India. One theory claims that it was accidentally prepared by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s personal chef.

The word “gulab” is derived from the Persian words gol (flower) and āb (water), referring to the rose water-scented syrup. “Jamun” or “jaman” is the Hindi-Urdu word for Syzygium jambolanum, an Indian fruit with a similar size and shape.

2. Holland- Oliebollen

Vergeet #dunkindonuts de Hollandse lekkernij is er weer #oliebollen #amsterdam #depijp #oudzuid

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Oliebollen are said to have been first eaten by Germanic tribes in the Netherlands during the Yule, the period between December 26 and January 6 where such baked goods were used. The Germanic goddess Perchta, together with evil spirits, would fly through the mid-winter sky.

To appease these spirits, food was offered, much of which contained deep-fried dough. It was said Perchta would try to cut open the bellies of all she came across, but because of the fat in the oliebollen, her sword would slide off the body of whoever ate them.

3. Egypt- Basbousa

Basbousa (Arabic: بسبوسة‎‎), is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake. It is made from cooked semolina or farina soaked in simple syrup.

4. South Africa- Melktert

#oumasemelktert #onserfenis #ourheritage #boerekos #foodofsouthafrica #yummyyummyinmytummy #milktart

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Good ol’ melktert; the Afrikaans name for ‘milk tart’; the classic, South African dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a mild, creamy custard of milk, flour, sugar and eggs, baked in a round pie tin and dusted with cinnamon after baking.

5. Peru- Suspiro de Limeña

SUSPIRO DE LIMEÑA♥ Desde siempre este ha sido uno de mis postres favoritos y gracias a mi querida @vividecalvo que me compartió la receta original puedo golosear. . . La receta original es la siguiente, yo la prepare en esa versión y también sin yemas ni oporto y quedan ambas sensasionalmente deliciosas y sin diferencias en la textura. . . 1 lata leche evaporada 1 lata leche condensada 5 yemas ( opcional) 1 cdita de vainilla 1/3 taza de oporto ( opcional) . . Para el merengue: – Claras y el doble del peso de claras en azúcar granulada. – canela para espolvorear . . En una olla mediana de fondo pesado , vaciar las leches y la vainilla. Llevar a fuego medio hasta espesar, la idea es formar un manjar blanco. ( Beige-dorado) debes tener paciencia y revolver constantemente, unos 25 mins. me tardo yo y la verdad es que es nada cuando pienso q me demoro 4 hrs en hacer mi dulc de leche! . Si vas a usar las yemas, hay que retirar del fuego y agregar batidas en forma de hilo, revolviendo de manera rápida para que no se cocinen. Sino usas las yemas, omite este paso. . Dejar enfriar la mezcla,distribuir en copitas o una dulcera. 🔆El merengue, la verdad yo odio hacer almíbar así que lo hago de una forma más sencilla e infalible. ↙. 🎯En fuente resistente al calor, agrego claras y azúcar y combino bien con batidor globo. Uso el recipiente de mi kitchenaid. Y luego de combinar bien, llevo el recipiente a baño María, 👀❗que el recipiente no debe entrar en contacto con el agua. A la mezcla yo agregué una cdita. de pisco, que como no bebo alcohol me regaló Vivi. . 🆗❗Una vez en baño María vamos agitando. Y estará listo cuando al introducir los dedos y frotar entre ellos la mezcla, no sientas gránulos de azúcar. Cuando obtienes ese punto. Adiós baño y rápidamente a la batidora a batir en velocidad alta, hasta obtener un merengue consistente y brillante. Cubrir el manjar blanco con el merengue, espolvorear con canela y listo!!! ( Bienvenido al cielo)🙌♥ #cookingwithlove♥ #nofilter #fromscratch #suspirodelimeña #homecooking #truecooks #foodlovers #igfoodies #igfood #igbloggers #foodbloggers #madeinchile🇨🇱 #chileanblogger #yougottaeatthis #buzzfeedfood #instachile #instabueno

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Its history starts with the wife of poet Jose Galvez, Amparo Ayarza, who invented the recipe. Galvez gave it its name because it is sweet and light “like a woman’s sigh”.

6. China- Tangyuan

Tangyuan or tang yuan (“soup ball”) is a Chinese dessert made from glutinous rice flour mixed with a small amount of water to form balls and then cooked and served in boiling water or sweet syrup.

7. France- Soufflé

A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish which originated in early eighteenth century France. It is made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients.

8. Poland- Babka

Breaking bread with Nutella babka from @breadsbakery – the best!!

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Babka means “little grandmother” in Ukrainian, Russian, and Eastern European Yiddish. It was adopted by actual “babas” (grandmothers) in the shtetls of Eastern Europe.

9. Niger- Caakiri

Caakiri (or Chakery, Chakrey, Thiacry, Thiakry, Tiakri) is a snack or dessert from Western Africa. It is similar to rice puddings.

10. Japan- Mochi Ice Cream

Like whispering sweet nothings to your taste buds. 😋 #thisisMyMo #MyMoMochiicecream

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Mochi ice cream is a small, round dessert ball consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice cake (mochi) formed around an ice cream filling.


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