La différence entre la pâtisserie, la viennoiserie, et la génoiserie

The other day our French teacher asked us to find out the difference between pâtisseries, viennoiseries, and génoiseries. To be honest, I’d always thought that pâtisseries was a name for all French pastries, but turns out I was mistaken!

Pâtisseries are French pastries and cakes, and la pâtisserie is the name for a French bakery.

La pâtisserie (Source)

La pâtisserie (Source)

Viennoiseries are particular types of bread-based pastries, like croissants and pains au chocolat. 

Croissants (Source)

Mmm … croissants (Source)

Génoiseries are simply, sponge cakes and sponge-based pastries.

Sponge Cake, yum! (Source)

Sponge cake, yum! (Source)

Alors, c’est la différence simple entre la pâtisserie, la viennoiserie, et la génoiserie.

À bientôt!

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