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Aug 21, 2013 01:24 PM

Duffins, muffles and townies

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?

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  1. 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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    1. re: hala

      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...

    2. 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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      1. re: Glaff

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

        1. re: williej

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

      2. 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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        1. re: stak

          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.