Definition of pastry in English:


Syllabification: pas·try
Pronunciation: /ˈpāstrē

noun (plural pastries)

1A dough of flour, shortening, and water, used as a base and covering in baked dishes such as pies.
More example sentences
  • To make the basic suet pastry, sift the flour, baking powder and salt together, then rub in the suet.
  • Modern recipes often call for lining the dish with pastry, so that the end result looks more like a cherry tart than a true clafoutis.
  • This had thin, short pastry nicely dusted with icing sugar and was delicious.
1.1An item of food consisting of sweet pastry with a cream, jam, or fruit filling.
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  • All over Germany there are Konditorei famous for their torte and kuchen, fruit tarts and pastries.
  • For desserts, Canopy offers caramel custard, pastries or pudding, along with tea and coffee.
  • So how can French women put away as much ice-cream, rich pastries and steak frites as they want and yet stay so slim?
cake, doughnut, croissant, cruller, Danish (pastry), eclair, tart, tartlet, pie


late Middle English (as a collective term): from paste, influenced by Old French pastaierie.

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