We're as sad as you are that Christmas has come and gone once again. There's something magical about the flavours of the festive season that always make us smile and feel content. If you're suffering from a bout of the January blues, these five dessert takeaways are rustling up spiced puddings that are guaranteed to put the spring back in your step in 2018:
1. Torta di Mele
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One of London's leading Italian restaurants specialising in authentic trattoria cuisine, Princi also offers a great selection of Milanese baked delights, many of which are wholesome and spiced. Their Torta di Mele starts with a frolla base and features the classic festive combination of slow-cooked caramelised apples in apricot jam and cinnamon, topped with delicious, sticky brown sugar. It demands a side of single cream to cut through the sweetness but it's one of the best desserts for transporting us back to Christmas time.
This American brand is starting to take the UK by storm. Their signature at Cinnabon, a cinnamon roll, is one of the sweetest baked goods you'll find in London. A Cinnabon is perfect washed down with a nice cup of artisan coffee. The intoxicating aromas of the exotic Makara cinnamon used in each roll is another reminder of how great Christmas is. If you're feeling particularly generous, Cinnabon also sell Cinnapacks, which allow you to enjoy the festive treats with family and friends.
3. Cinnamon Sugar Ring
One of the masters of innovative doughnuts in London, Crosstown Doughnuts are not only exceedingly creative, they've mastered the perfect fresh and fluffy doughnut mix that keeps people coming back time and again. Those warming spiced flavours appear yet again here, with Crosstown's take on the time-honoured ring doughnut, the delicious Cinnamon Sugar Ring. Light, pillowy and packed with flavour!
4. Cinnamon Funk
Capable of satisfying any sweet tooth, Motown Desserts specialises in old-school American diner-style desserts that soothe the soul during those January blues. You can get your fix of cinnamon spice and all things nice in their Cinnamon Funk sundae, combining apple crumble and vanilla ice cream, pieces of fresh waffle and lashings of whipped cream, fresh chopped banana, silky butterscotch sauce and a light sprinkling of cinnamon powder. It's like Father Christmas has his own team of elves beavering away in the Motown Desserts kitchen!
5. Warm Pink Lady Apple Crumble with Custard and Ice Cream
Speaking of apple crumble, if you're looking for a slice of homemade goodness to break the monotony of a busy working week, Polo's very own Apple Crumble tastes just like mother made it, complete with lashings of hot custard and ice cream to boot. Bear in mind that these guys don't tend to get their baked goods ready until mid-afternoon so bide your time to place your order until then!
Are you still craving a little taste of Christmas? Place an order from one of Deliveroo's growing army of dessert takeaways today and enjoy your favourite flavours of the festive season all year round!