Unit 8: Sweets and Confectionary

Food Production and Patisserie III Notes Third Semester

Sweets and Confectionary



Sweets and confectionery are types of food products that are typically high in sugar or other sweeteners, and are enjoyed for their taste and texture. They can be made in a variety of forms, including hard or soft candies, chocolates, caramels, gumdrops, marshmallows, and more.

Confectionery has been around for thousands of years, with evidence of ancient Egyptians using honey to create sweet treats. Over time, the ingredients used to make sweets and confectionery have evolved, with the addition of ingredients such as sugar, corn syrup, chocolate, and various flavorings and colorings.

Today, sweets and confectionery are enjoyed all over the world, and come in a wide variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. They are popular as snacks, desserts, and gifts, and are often associated with holidays and special occasions. While they can be delicious and fun to eat, it’s important to consume them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Types of sweets (Cold, Hot, Frozen):

There are many different types of sweets, including cold, hot, and frozen varieties. Here are some examples:

  1. Cold sweets:
  • Ice cream: a frozen dessert made from cream, sugar, and various flavors.
  • Sorbet: a frozen dessert made from fruit juice, water, and sugar.
  • Puddings: a cold dessert typically made from milk, sugar, and flavorings, such as chocolate or vanilla.
  • Yogurt: a cold, creamy dessert made from fermented milk.
  1. Hot sweets:
  • Hot chocolate: a warm, creamy drink made from chocolate and milk.
  • Apple pie: a warm, sweet pastry made with apples and spices.
  • Sticky toffee pudding: a warm dessert made from dates, cake, and toffee sauce.
  • Churros: a warm, fried pastry typically served with chocolate dipping sauce.
  1. Frozen sweets:
  • Popsicles: frozen fruit juice on a stick.
  • Granita: a slushy, icy dessert made from fruit, sugar, and water.
  • Milkshakes: a cold, frothy drink made from milk, ice cream, and various flavors.
  • Frozen yogurt: a creamy, frozen dessert made from yogurt.

Chocolate works Cookies, Biscuits,

Chocolate, cookies, biscuits, and scones are all types of baked goods that are popular around the world. Here’s a little more information on each:

  1. Chocolate: Chocolate is a sweet treat made from cocoa beans. There are many different types of chocolate, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. Chocolate can be used in a variety of desserts, such as cakes, brownies, truffles, and more.

  2. Cookies: Cookies are small, sweet baked treats that come in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some popular types of cookies include chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal, and peanut butter. Cookies are often served as a snack or dessert, and can be enjoyed with a glass of milk.

  3. Biscuits: Biscuits are a type of baked good that are typically crisp and crunchy. In the UK and other parts of the world, the term “biscuit” refers to what Americans call a “cookie.” However, in the US, biscuits are a type of bread that are often served with butter or gravy.

  4. Scones: Scones are a type of pastry that originated in Scotland. They are typically made with flour, butter, sugar, and milk or cream, and can be flavored with various ingredients, such as fruit or chocolate chips. Scones are often served as a breakfast or afternoon tea treat, and are typically served with butter, jam, or clotted cream.

All of these baked goods are beloved by many people, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.



Cookies, Biscuits,




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