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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Their final Slow Food Fast recipe, a tart of baby artichokes and celery root under a blanket of puff pastry, contains not much more than the ingredients listed in the name. ... Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "It’s Baby Artichoke Time. Here’s What They Were Made to Do.," 22 Mar. 2019 Check the daily specials board for his seafood inspiration of the moment, but expect staples like scallops in puff pastry and fish broth sauce ($33); and a Branzino filet cooked with tomatoes, onion, garlic and pepper ($32). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Using a six-inch-wide saucer or other circular object as a guide, cut 2 (six-inch) circles from each sheet of puff pastry, discarding the scraps. House Beautiful, "Ina Garten's Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts," 28 Aug. 2010 Unfold the puff pastry; roll it between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap to smooth it out and reduce the thickness. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "For a different Thanksgiving dessert, swap pie for parfaits," 13 Nov. 2018 Remove from heat and lay puff pastry circle on top, carefully tucking overhang down inside of pan. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Maple-Pear Tarte Tatin," 9 Oct. 2018 Sprinkle bottom half of the puff pastry surface with ½ to 1 cup of cheese to evenly cover entire surface. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "The best recipes of 2017 that wowed us over and over," 7 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of puff pastry

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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