Danish pastry


: a pastry made of a rich raised dough

Examples of Danish pastry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five-fingered flaky treats filled with almond paste, fixtures in doughnut shops and hotels across the United States today, are believed to have be adapted from a Danish pastry called a kam in the early 20th century. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2024 Seatings are at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Buffet options includes freshly baked bagels, Danish pastries, fruit, omelets, waffles and ham carving station. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2024 UPFs include baked goods such as croissants and Danish pastries, fizzy drinks, high-sugar cereals, ready meals, and all sorts of other sugary and salty snacks–all of which contain additives, emulsifiers, and flavorings that are detrimental to our health. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2024 Dine at Peasants Feast, do a tasting at Kings Carey Wines, and try the Danish pastry aebleskivers before hitting the road. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2024 But in the quaint newspaper parlance of her times, she was more often described as the Danish mermaid, a housewife from Long Beach, a Danish pastry or a really Great Dane. Penelope Green, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Mar. 2023 Must-try treats include stroopwafels, fruit strudels, and aebleskivers, a classic Danish pastry that’s similar to a doughnut hole or pancake, but puffier. Molly O'Brien, Travel + Leisure, 13 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Danish pastry was in 1919

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“Danish pastry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Danish%20pastry. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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Danish pastry

: a pastry made of a rich raised dough

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