puff pastrypuff pastry
- crisp, flaky pastry in many thin, separate layers, as croissants or napoleons
- the dough for this pastry, which is interfolded with butter to form the layers
A light flaky pastry that is formed by rolling and folding the dough in layers around pieces of butter or other fat so that the pastry expands when baked.
(countable and uncountable, plural puff pastries)
- attributive form of puff pastry
- a puff-pastry shell