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pastry

Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪstri/

Translation of pastry in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -tries)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (substance) masa (feminine)
    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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (cake) pastelito (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) masa (feminine)
    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?

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