puff pastry


Definition of puff pastry 

: a pastry dough containing many alternating layers of butter and dough or the light flaky pastry made from it

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Bake until puff pastry is golden and puffed, about 15 minutes. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Easter brunch menu is equally special for any spring affair," 28 Mar. 2018 There are fat eclairs fresh from the oven, puff pastry ready to go in, and a saucepan of milk, sugar and chocolate heating on the stove. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "ALS robbed this chef of his ability to eat, but not to teach," 11 May 2018 Bake the pot pie for 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden-brown. Meghann Foye, Redbook, "A Farm-to-Fork St. Patty's Day Feast," 15 Mar. 2013 Because of all the folding and rolling of butter and dough, making your own puff pastry requires time and some baking skills. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "Puff pastry can be used in countless sweet and savory ways," 12 July 2018 Note: All-butter puff pastry is recommended such as Dufours, which comes frozen; find it near the frozen fruit. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 Consider dishes like boudin noir tart ($7), rabbit salad ($10), escargot in puff pastry ($16), duck liver terrine ($7), egg baked in red wine with mushrooms ($6) and steak au poivre ($8). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Samsa — meat pies in bulging triangles of puff pastry and smaller rounds with a softer wrap of dough — arrive with the meat (lamb and beef, minced fine) still succulent, their fats half-liquid and running. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Cafe Dushanbe, a Chef Stays True to His Tajik Roots," 21 June 2018 The Pigs in Blankets ($9 for 3 pieces), a carryover from the Treasury, are wrapped in flaky, buttery puff pastry and heated in a speed oven. Maggie Hoffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Can the new Beehive bar rekindle the old cocktail magic of Range?," 22 May 2018

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of puff pastry

: dough that is made of thin layers that puff up during baking

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