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Confectionery vs. Pastry

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Main Difference

The main difference between Confectionery and Pastry is that the Confectionery is a prepared foods made with a lot of sugar and Pastry is a name given to various kinds of baked products.

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Wikipedia
  • Confectionery (noun)

    Foodstuffs that taste very candies, sweetmeats and confections collectively.

  • Confectionery (noun)

    The business or occupation of manufacturing confectionery; the skill or work of a confectioner.

  • Confectionery (noun)

    A store where confectionery is sold; a confectioner's shop.

  • Pastry (noun)

    A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc.

    "That pastry shop sells not just pastries, but all kinds of baked goods."

  • Pastry (noun)

    The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.

  • Pastry (noun)

    The place where pastry is made.

  • Pastry (noun)

    The act or art of making pastry.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Confectionery (noun)

    Sweetmeats, in general; things prepared and sold by a confectioner; confections; candies.

  • Confectionery (noun)

    A place where candies, sweetmeats, and similar things are made or sold.

  • Pastry (noun)

    The place where pastry is made.

  • Pastry (noun)

    Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc.

Webster Dictionary
  • Confectionery (noun)

    a food rich in sugar

  • Confectionery (noun)

    a confectioner's shop

  • Pastry (noun)

    a dough of flour and water and shortening

  • Pastry (noun)

    any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

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