The sweet tooth is not a new invention. Here are a few of the things we reward ourselves with.
Marzipan or marchpane. Almond paste that is sweetened, colored, and made into shapes, often very elaborate ones.
Gingerbread - Both the crisp, cookie kind and the cake. The familiar gingerbread men are called gingerbread husbands. The cake form may be German. (In Germany, gingerbread is popular for breakfast, accompanied by brandy.)
Fruit pies, sweetened with sugar, thickened with almond milk.
Sweet cakes (or cates) of various kinds.
Puddings - This means more than just dessert.
Daryole (cheesecakes) and custards.
Pretzels and bagels are both period.
Sweets are commonly flavored with ginger, nutmeg, mace, cloves, anise, coriander, rose water, sherry (sack), almond and/or saffron.
17 June 2005 pkm