A pastry is a sweet baked good. If you are into fruit tarts or chocolate eclairs, then you've got a thing for pastries.

Most pastries start out as a soft dough or batter made from flour, sugar, eggs, milk, and butter. A tray of pastry at breakfast could include Danishes and croissants, while dessert pastries might be baklava, cream puffs, and strudel. All of these are variously flavored baked sweets, some formed from thin layers of flaky dough and others filled with fruit, cream, or other fillings. Another type of pastry is pie crust, a buttery dough that forms the base (and sometimes topping) for pies. Pastry originally meant "food made from paste," and paste meant "dough."

Definitions of pastry

n any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

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pie crust, pie shell
pastry used to hold pie fillings
dowdy, pandowdy
deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
pastry with a creamy almond-flavored filling
pastry with a topping of streusel
a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust
timbale, timbale case
small pastry shell for creamy mixtures of minced foods
dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
French pastry
sweet filled pastry made of especially puff paste
bouchee, patty shell
shell of puff paste
sausage roll
sausage meat rolled and baked in pastry
sausage baked in batter
puff paste shell filled with a savory meat mixture usually with a sauce
thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey
a small hollow pastry that is typically filled with cream and covered with chocolate
a light inflated pastry or puff shell
rugelach, ruggelach, rugulah
pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)
apple tart
a tart filled with sliced apples and sugar
a small open pie with a fruit filling
cobbler, deep-dish pie
a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
shoofly pie
open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
mince pie
pie containing mincemeat
apple pie
pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
lemon meringue pie
pie containing lemon custard and topped with meringue
blueberry pie
pie containing blueberries and sugar
rhubarb pie
pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
pecan pie
pie made of pecans and sugar and corn syrup and butter and eggs
pumpkin pie
pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar
squash pie
similar to pumpkin pie but made with winter squash instead of pumpkin
a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream
small pie or pasty
chou, cream puff
puff filled with cream or custard
meat pie
pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
Type of:
baked goods
foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven

n a dough of flour and water and shortening

pastry dough
pate feuillete, puff paste
dough used for very light flaky rich pastries
tissue thin sheets of pastry used especially in Greek dishes
Type of:
a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

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