Nothing completes a dinner until you end it with your favorite dessert. In ancient times people would treat themselves with nuts or fruits swirled into candied honey. Then came the discovery of sugar that manufactured at the middle ages time. As a result, people started to relish more desserts. But desserts were usually prepared for the parties thrown by wealthy people, as sugar was still very costly during the early discovery.
However, with the time desserts grew in fame, thanks to the culinary experimentation and progression of technology. Let’s have a glimpse of the history behind our 3 most beloved desserts.
Pie Favorite Dessert
Initially, early American colonists loved to make pies by filling meat and vegetables in them. They chose it this way since the outside of the bread was heavy and could be pulled out more to serve more individuals. The first dessert version of this recipe came in 1381 as apple pie.
Today, Pie is the single most favorite dessert in Fort Worth that originates from the oldest bakery. A Jewish immigrant named David Carshon opened a bakery in 1906 on Crump Street downtown. Then he, along with his partner, opened Carshon’s Kosher Market, whose current location is at Cleburne Road. Here baker Mary Swift’s creamy chocolate meringue pie came into the limelight that she made utilizing finer chocolate. You can relish this delectable chocolate meringue pie every Wednesday and Saturday here.
The ESPN and even the late Fort Worth novelist Dan Jenkins honored this pie in his books.
The Black Forest Cake
The Black Forest cake at Swiss Pastry Shop is another most ordered dessert in Fort Worth. However, this cherry-chocolate Black Forest layer cake is originally from Sweden. It is known as Schwarzwaldtårta in Sweden and is much like an almond dacquoise baked with almond flour, sugar, and a lot of crushed almonds with meringue layers and coated with whipped cream and fine Belgian chocolate shavings. Hans Peter Müller’s father came to Fort Worth in the 1960s and landed as a pastry chef at Ridglea Country Club. Since then, his finely prepared Black Forest cake won the hearts of many Fort Worth’s citizens.
In 1973, Müller opened Swiss Pastry that offered an extensive range of fast-food menus. Additionally, they served around twelve pies and ten cakes. But the Black Forest sold like hotcakes!
Macaron Favorite Dessert
Macarons have a crunchy shell with flavorful, creamy fillings. Originated by bakers of Italy that took the almond paste amaretti and put in almond flour. However, it’s assumed that it was Catherine de’ Medici who delivered the early version of the macaron to France in the 16th century.
Later, during the French Revolution, two nuns prepared and sold the treat for survival. With time its recipe kept growing, and around the 1830s, bakers made equally sized, two separate cookies and filled them with jam or other fillings. Still, macarons today are on experimentation with fillings and flavors by various bakers and chefs. Hence, came the crunchy yet chewy treat that we all just love it today!