Weston’s Bakery Specials

KIRK: Today we have an almond torte, an apple pandowdy, and various marzipan fruits made by a sect of cloistered nuns in Toledo.

Almond torte: an almond cake, rich and sweet, which may be simple or multilayered.

Apple pandowdy [pictured]: pandowdy is a New England term for something similar to cobbler, a pudding which has a fruit filling covered with a batter or biscuit topping before being baked. A classic pandowdy is covered in little scraps of pastry and cooked in a skillet, hence “pan dowdy”. Pandowdy sometimes has a crust on the bottom as well, so that it resembles a deep dish pie.

Marzipan: a confection consisting primarily of sugar, honey, and almond meal (ground almonds), sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. It is often made into sweets; common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables. Marzipan is mentioned several times in Gilmore Girls as something of a strange, European novelty food.

Note that Weston’s has thirty different types of pie, and thirty-two flavours of ice cream.

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