- a sweet baked food made of dough, especially the shortened paste used for pie crust and the like.
- any item of food of which such dough forms an essential part, as a pie, tart, or napoleon.
Origin of pastry
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.Moral Courage: Imam for Peace
February 10, 2014
Can I take refuge in the thought that the mash-up of French and American pastry idioms gives this donut some postmodern cred?Mona Lisa of the Coffee Shop
February 5, 2013
Give the proportions of fat and flour that may be used for pastry.
What may be said of the handling of pastry in its preparation for baking?
Roll out the pastry, and stamp it into rounds with a fluted cutter.
Plainer tartlets may be made with short, flaky, or other pastry.
Wet the edges of the pastry, and put some mincemeat into the middle of each round.
- a dough of flour, water, shortening, and sometimes other ingredients
- baked foods, such as tarts, made with this dough
- an individual cake or pastry pie
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.