puff pastry

noun

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

called also puff paste

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though less adventurous dinner guests can order a flat-iron steak or quail tikka masala, the most popular dish is a Naing-Pepper creation, the biriyani (chicken cooked in spiced basmati rice and cashews) encrusted in puff pastry. Dania Maxwell, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2022 The Buffalo Wellington, comprised of buffalo tenderloin, mushroom duxelles, spinach, puff pastry, and horseradish bordelaise sauce drizzled on top, is one highlight of many. Claire Stern, ELLE, 31 Mar. 2023 This year executive chef Elliott Grover of London’s CUT restaurant at the 45 Park Lane Hotel will present his version of the traditional dish of beef fillet wrapped in a savory mushroom mixture and baked in puff pastry. Kathy A. Mcdonald, Variety, 8 Mar. 2023 The dough can be an ordinary pie dough or puff pastry. Ryan Turner, USA TODAY, 22 Dec. 2022 Much like microscopic rolls of puff pastry, these hogberry cells are full of concentric layers that repeat at regular nano-scale intervals. Liz Roth-johnson, Discover Magazine, 2 Apr. 2013 The pithivier, which blew my mind, was Dover sole and foie gras, cooked inside puff pastry. Lindsey Tramuta Thibault Montamat, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2023 Standout dishes included the Tart Riviera with zucchini, eggplant and tomato in puff pastry; whole roasted poularde de Bresse with Niigata rica and combo salad; and a trio of tartlets. Ann Abel, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Either way, they are best served warm-fresh-baked from the oven or briefly reheated at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. Ingredients: 2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, defrosted overnight in refrigerator. Beth Segal, cleveland, 12 Feb. 2021 See More

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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 2 Jun. 2023.

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