unknown@wiki ESL Podcast 241 – At the Bakery


Clerk: Hi, can I help you?

Leticia: Hi. I’m trying to make up my mind about which kind of dessert to get. Everything in the case looks delicious.

Clerk: Thanks. As you can see, we have a lot of different types of cookies, brownies, cakes, and muffins over here.
browny 【名】 ブラウニー◆くるみ入りチョコレートケーキ

Leticia: Ooh, that cake looks wonderful.
How many people does it serve?

Clerk: This one? It has three layers, and
it serves between eight and 10 people, depending on how you slice it. If you like chocolate, you may like this one over here with the frosting and sprinkles.
frosting 【名-2 フロスティング、砂糖衣ケーキの飾りに使

sprinkle【名-3 《洋菓子のデコレーション用》粉砂糖、粒状のチョコレート

Leticia: Oh, that looks good, too. Hmm. It’s so hard to decide. Why don’t I take the layer cake, and I’d like a dozen of these cookies, too.
Why don't I give you a hand? 手を貸しましょうか?

Clerk: Our cookies, muffins, and scones always come in baker’s dozens. Can I get you anything else?
scone 【名-1 饅頭形のパン small dry cakes, usually eat for breakfast

baker's dozen 《a ~》13個組◆【語源】かつてパン屋が1ダースの製品を売る場合、目方不足の予防策として1個おまけをつけたことより

Leticia: I think I’d like a bag of those biscotti, too.
biscotti 【名】 ビスコッティ◆イタリア・トリノの郷土菓子 細長いクッキー

Clerk: Sure, no problem. Would you like the cookies and biscotti in the same box as the cake?

Leticia: No. Please put them in separate boxes, if you don’t mind.

Clerk: Not at all. Here you are.

Leticia: Thanks. We’ll be
having an overload of sugar for the next few days!