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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    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
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    Many people in my part of the world call these salty baked stuff "pastry".
    See this video: ‫

    In Arabic we call them معجنات. What are they called in English?
    Pâté? or what?
    I don't think there is an English name for them. Perhaps "savouries"?

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    We borrow the words canapés from the French and crostini from the Italians.

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't think there is an English name for them. Perhaps "savouries"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We borrow the words canapés from the French and crostini from the Italians.

    Rover
    Thank you :D

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    Default Re: Confection vs. Pastry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
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    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 ;)
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    Miss Trunchbull - like many bad teachers - uses long words as an instrument of torture, and often thinks that the length of the word justifies a slight warping of the meaning.

    The association of particularly sweet (and insubstantial) things with confectionery is reflected in the word 'confetti' - derived from the Italian confetti: small candies 'traditionally thrown during carnivals in Italy' to quote Online Etymology Dictionary: one wouldn't throw a 'huge chocolate cake'!

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