noun, plural pas·tries.
Examples from the Web for pastry
Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper.
Place a pastry circle over each bowl, adhering it with the egg wash.
Note: The egg wash both affixes the pastry to the dish and makes a lovely browned crust.
In a gesture of sweetness but not necessarily backbone, Chalghoumi reached out to the local cops bearing gifts of pastry.
Can I take refuge in the thought that the mash-up of French and American pastry idioms gives this donut some postmodern cred?
Simple sugar icings into which some butter is beaten may also be utilized to advantage in making French pastry of this kind.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The diet consists, in a great measure, of vegetables, and includes a large variety of pastry.The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I.|Anonymous
Remove the upper crust of pastry and fill the dish with the oysters and gravy.
Decorate with meringue paste, with a pastry bag and a fancy tube, and form in the shape of a crown on top.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
This frees it from the salt and buttermilk and lightens it, so that the pastry is more delicate.
British Dictionary definitions for pastry
noun plural -tries
Word Origin for pastry
Word Origin and History for pastry
mid-15c., "food made with paste," not originally limited to sweets, from Middle English paste (see paste (n.)) + -ry. Probably influenced by Old French pastaierie "pastry" (Modern French pâtisserie), from pastoier "pastry cook," from paste (see paste (n.)); also borrowed from Medieval Latin pasteria "pastry," from Latin pasta. Specific sense of "small confection made of pastry" is from 1906. Pastry-cook attested from 1712.