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 First up was the Coconut Cashew Napoleon, a puff pastry served with cashews, coconut and yuzu sorbet ($14). San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2021 Be sure to try one of the traditional Croatian desserts, including the Palačinke (Croatian style crepes); Rozata (caramel flan); Kremšnita (puff pastry with vanilla custard crème) and apple strudel. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Phyllo dough, or puff pastry or pâte feuilletée, is sold in many grocery stores’ freezer sections. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2021 Check the freezer aisle next to the puff pastry cups and phyllo dough. Washington Post, 6 July 2021 This recipe is not only tasty but impressive with its puff pastry lattice crust. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 26 Nov. 2021 Made with an herbed, buttery puff pastry filled with tart cranberry sauce, tender roasted turkey, and saucy gravy, each croissant is a labor of love folded by hand, and will be available in limited quantities. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The base — a sheet of puff pastry — rises at the edges to create its border. Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2021 The effect is a kind of puff pastry: shiningly laminated and bursting with layers. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021

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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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24 Jan 2022

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“Puff pastry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20pastry. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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