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Duffins, muffles and townies

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EaterBob Aug 21, 2013 01:24 PM

More fad desserts to come...
Duffin = Doughnut/Muffin
Muffle = Muffin/Waffle
Townie = Tart/Brownie

Do you think this might be one of the reasons why almost all Americans are overweight?

And who's going to make them first here? Saint Donut, Myriad, D Liche, La Cornetteria, Patisserie Paries or someone else?

More details here:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013...

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    stak Aug 22, 2013 09:14 AM

    Not sure about your "overweight Americans" theory. The article is about how the mashup desserts are taking off in London, no? And cronuts were copied pretty quickly in Canada.

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      Peaches to Poutine Aug 22, 2013 03:39 PM

      It's just low-hanging fruit. Irrelevant, really, as the majority of Canadians (as well in the UK) are also overweight, nay, obese as well.

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      Glaff Aug 22, 2013 06:13 AM

      You forgot the most horrible one of all: the CROOKIE. It's really the biggest "fuck you" to classic french pastry I've seen. But at least it will probably never becomes popular and stay in Toronto where it was "invented".

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        williej Aug 22, 2013 02:33 PM

        what's a crookie? A cookie and cronut combination?

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          Glaff Aug 22, 2013 03:05 PM

          Yes, Oreo in a pâte feuilleté. Nothing more than that.

      2. hala Aug 22, 2013 05:27 AM

        Don't shoot me, but I think a Townie might be a good idea. We have chocolate ganache pies, why not a brownie pie?

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          Glaff Aug 22, 2013 06:09 AM

          Because the ganache needs something to hold it and needs the balance/contrast that the pie shell brings. Putting dough in a dough doesn't seem necessary...

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