It’s just occurred to me after rereading most of my food posts that I really do have quite a sweet tooth.
I used to think that I was more of a savory than sweet fan but if most of your favorite childhood foods are sweets, then I guess I really do have a penchant for most things sweet.
Growing up, my family and I would make regular visits to India to visit relatives. One of the best parts of the visits was tasting the local snacks and jalebi was always a favorite.
I don’t know if you’ve ever had the opportunity to try Indian desserts. There’s regular desserts and then there’s Indian desserts. Indian desserts take the sweetness factor to an atomic level.
I think they have perfected the sugar saturation point for desserts over there and jalebi is a prime example of this finesse.
Wheat flour batter is deep fried in into circular shapes and then soaked in sugar syrup. Deep fried and sugar-aaah…you had me at deep fried! 😉
Jalebis are popular during national celebrations and religious holidays.
Here is one of my favorite scenes ever that involve jalebi from the movie “Bride and Prejudice” and always reminds me of the festive and seemingly larger than life colors which is India.