puff pastry


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

called also puff paste

Examples of puff pastry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frozen puff pastry sheets serve as the base and help the tarts come together easily. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 5 July 2024 Roll one horizontal side of the puff pastry up and over, then the other side, enclosing everything. The Editors, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2024 Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Patch pretty puff pastry on the top of this famous comfort dish for an extra crunch. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 12 Mar. 2024 There are twelve pages on puff pastry and eighteen pages on brioches! Sylvie Bigar, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for puff pastry 

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of puff pastry was in 1788

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“Puff pastry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20pastry. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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