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.
Viennoiseries are particular types of bread-based pastries, like croissants and pains au chocolat.
Génoiseries are simply, sponge cakes and sponge-based pastries.
Alors, c’est la différence simple entre la pâtisserie, la viennoiserie, et la génoiserie.