Pastry meaning

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Dough or paste consisting primarily of flour, water, and shortening that is baked and often used as a crust for foods such as pies and tarts.
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Flour dough or paste made with shortening and used for the crust of pies, tarts, etc.
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Broadly, all fancy baked goods, including cakes, sweet rolls, etc.
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A single pie, cake, croissant, etc.
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A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, Napoleons, puff pastries, etc.
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(uncountable) The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.
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Foods made with this, as pies and tarts.
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Origin of pastry

  • Middle English pastree from paste paste, dough paste1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • paste +"Ž -ry, or Old French pastaierie.

    From Wiktionary