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

called also puff paste

Examples of puff pastry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When layering the ingredients, be sure to leave a small border (about a half inch) around the edge of the puff pastry pieces. chicagotribune.com, "The Kitchn: Bacon, egg and cheese hand pies are even better than the classic sandwich," 29 Dec. 2020 Roll the beef in the puff pastry to cover completely. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Beef Wellington," 3 Dec. 2020 The reward is a stunning pie of duck encased in flaky puff pastry. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "48 Bay Area restaurants serving special New Year’s Eve feasts for takeout," 22 Dec. 2020 Think spinach dip, chicken wings with blue cheese dressing and baked brie in puff pastry. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Two ingredient bruschetta topping is low-fat and easy to prepare," 17 Dec. 2020 To make them, use a star cookie cutter ($6, Joann) to cut puff pastry dough into shapes of varying sizes, then bake until golden brown. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Festive (and Healthy!) Christmas Treats to Try This Season," 14 Dec. 2020 Fold ends of puff pastry like a present to cover ends and pinch to seal and folding underneath. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Beef Wellington," 3 Dec. 2020 To make them, start by defrosting two sheets of puff pastry (from one box of Pepperidge Farm or two of Dufour). Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "“Choc Bar Puffs” Are As Close to Homemade Chocolate Croissants As I’m Going to Get," 24 Nov. 2020 If this is your first time preparing Thanksgiving, keep it simple: a pan-roasted turkey breast slathered in herb butter, Brussels sprouts roasted with craisins and balsamic vinegar and for dessert, a flaky apple tart made with frozen puff pastry. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Turkey for two? A rookie’s guide to a homemade Thanksgiving," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of puff pastry

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of puff pastry was in 1788

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12 Jan 2021

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“Puff pastry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20pastry. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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