Food glossary



A sweet pastry originally from the town of Pithiviers in France. It traditionally consisted of a round, fluted puff pastry parcel filled with frangipane, a sweet mixture of ground almonds, sugar, butter and egg yolks and flavoured with rum. The term pithivier is now used to describe a round puff pastry parcel, which may be stuffed with a sweet or savoury filling.