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Middle English pastree from paste paste, dough paste1
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
paste +"Ž -ry, or Old French pastaierie.
Pastry, sweetmeats and fruit are highly esteemed.
Cook choux pastry in a medium heat and you will probably end up with a tray of rather chewy flat biscuits.
He should avoid fat and rich food, butter, pastry and sauces, and should drink no beer or wine - unless it be some very light French wine or Moselle.
The dessert was an almond sponge studded with dark morello cherries in a sweet almond pastry base.
He bit into more pastry.
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