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    Arrow Confection vs. Pastry?

    Hi,
    What is the difference between confections & pastries?
    Aren't they all backed stuff?

    So a cake is a confection or a pastry or both?
    Is a loaf of bread a confection or a pastry or both?

    Thamks ;)

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Hi,
    What is the difference between confections & pastries?
    Aren't they all backed stuff?

    So a cake is a confection or a pastry or both?
    Is a loaf of bread a confection or a pastry or both?

    Thamks ;)

    I wouldn't class either 'confectionery'.

    Confection is defined as something that is highly rich in sugar. It's not normally used to define pastries and cakes. It's normally reserved for lollies and such.

    Neither pastries or cakes are deemed 'confections', however it is also the act of mixing. But I have never heard it used in that manner.
    confection[kənˈfɛkʃən]n1. the act or process of compounding or mixing


    confection - definition of confection by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    ...and cakes are baked – not backed.

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    I wouldn't class either 'confectionery'.

    Confection is defined as something that is highly rich in sugar. It's not normally used to define pastries and cakes. It's normally reserved for lollies and such.

    Neither pastries or cakes are deemed 'confections', however it is also the act of mixing. But I have never heard it used in that manner.
    confection[kənˈfɛkʃən]n1. the act or process of compounding or mixing


    confection - definition of confection by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Thank you HanibalII.

    A movie I watched gave me this wrong impression. It's called Matilda.
    The obnoxious headmistress said the boy:
    You have to eat the entire confection.
    which was a huge chocolate cake. So, I though that baked stuff are confections.
    This is the importance of checking a dictionary ;)

    But again, what are pastries? Why can't a pizza or a loaf of bread be pastries?
    Is it reserved to sweet foods?



    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...and cakes are baked – not backed.
    LOL, that was a typo. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Pastries are usually sweet. Pastry can be sweet or savoury.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Scriptwriters don't always consult a dictionary every time they use a word in their scripts.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 14-Oct-2012 at 21:56.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Thank you all.
    My last question, what would you call small baked stuff that are not sweet? Such as mini pizzas or things like these:

    http://www.hayah.cc/forum/imgcache/162698.png
    http://www.vb.sodfah.com/storeimg/im...134940_962.jpg
    http://www.hayah.cc/forum/imgcache/138223.png
    http://www.bananaq8.com/wp-content/u...2010/08/17.jpg

    Many people in my part of the world call these salty baked stuff "pastry".
    See this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oIAypmA1Iw

    In Arabic we call them معجنات. What are they called in English?
    Pâté? or what?

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