Birthdays, weddings, Halloween parties, any food feast you want to have, confectionery items are a must. Confectioneries usually make the most special part of the celebration. For most of us, it is good hospitability being able to offer sweet treats. These delicacies have become part of our cultures and very special do we hold them in our hearts. That’s why one of the best ways to express our affections would definitely be gifting yummy, chocolaty and creamy treats. And when we do get gifted, it sure is such a sweet delight!
What is Confectionery?
Confectionery is an art of sugar confections and baker’s confections. In other words, rich food that abounds in carbohydrates and sugar, a luxurious food item meant for popular posh food habits. Confectionery businesses are now soaring as people begin to change their food habits. And because there is so much competition, perfection is a requisite for one to thrive. Confectionery of course, is a practical art and to get up that flawless perfection in your baking, practice and experience opinion is key, as far as I know.
In that strain, there are a lot of confectionery schools and specialized training. There are extensive historical records that are valuable and long preserved, like most of them which dates way back to the ancient times; so called traditional confectionery.
Some Basics About Confectionery
Confectionery consists of two categories; Baked confectionery and Sugar confectionery. Also known as flour confectionery, baked confectionery are the more dominant of the two. Includes items we are more familiar with, like cookies, doughnuts, cakes, cones and sweet pastries, mostly served for a dessert course. Sugar confectionery includes chocolates, caramels, fondant, nougats, cachous, sweetmeats and pastillages and lozenges. Usually taken as snack food, chewing gum, candies & sometimes ice cream are admittedly some of our favorite indulgences.
If you have sweet tooth, it’s high time you start coming up with some innovative baking and do that chocolate or sugar coating. Who knows the other sweet toothed fellows like you likes it so much, they would popularize your recipe just like you popularized theirs.