noun (plural pastries)[mass noun]
- 1A dough of flour, fat, and water, used as a base and covering in baked dishes such as pies: spread the mixture over the pastryMore 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.
- 1.1 [count noun] An item of food consisting of sweet pastry with a cream, jam, or fruit filling: brightly coloured cakes and pastriesMore example sentences
- 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?
late Middle English (as a collective term): from paste, influenced by Old French pastaierie.