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ˈpeɪ stripas·try

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastry, pastry dough(noun)

    a dough of flour and water and shortening

  2. pastry(noun)

    any of various baked foods made of dough or batter


  1. pastry(Noun)

    A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, Napoleons, puff pastries, etc.

  2. pastry(Noun)

    The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries

  3. Origin: or pastaierie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastry(noun)

    the place where pastry is made

  2. Pastry(noun)

    articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc


  1. Pastry

    Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and/or eggs. Small tarts and other sweet baked products are called "pastries." Pastry may also refer to the dough from which such baked products are made. Pastry dough is rolled out thinly and used as a base for baked products. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts, quiches and pasties. Pastry is differentiated from bread by having a higher fat content, which contributes to a flaky or crumbly texture. A good pastry is light and airy and fatty, but firm enough to support the weight of the filling. When making a shortcrust pastry, care must be taken to blend the fat and flour thoroughly before adding any liquid. This ensures that the flour granules are adequately coated with fat and less likely to develop gluten. On the other hand, overmixing results in long gluten strands that toughen the pastry. In other types of pastry, such as Danish pastry and croissants, the characteristic flaky texture is achieved by repeatedly rolling out a dough similar to that for yeast bread, spreading it with butter, and folding it to produce many thin layers of folds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pastry

    pās′tri, n. articles made of paste or dough: crust of pies, tarts, &c.: act or art of making articles of paste.—n. Pās′trycook, one who cooks or sells pastry. [Paste.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A deadly weapon carried by cafes, cooks and newly married housekeepers.

Editors Contribution

  1. pastry

    A type of homemade food and food product created in various colors, ingredients, recipes and substances used for a variety of purposes.

    Pastry is created in a variety of ways and ingredients, each different and serving a different purpose.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 24, 2016


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pastry in a Sentence

  1. John Updike:

    Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.

  2. Michael Romei:

    The pastry chef at the Waldorf had only their photographs to work with.

  3. Paco Gil:

    We offer classes…for children, adults and seniors, all of them related with the Catalonian pastry tradition.

  4. Jennifer Jasinski:

    Laced candies and gummy bears are sought-after treats when they are made well, so pastry chefs and cooks can make them for three to four times the money a restaurant can pay.

  5. Jessica Clark-Bojin:

    I would say to anyone who wants to try their hand at pie portraits to make sure they have all their tools ready to go and their dough pre rolled out and chilling in the fridge, then you can work quickly and keep your pastry nice and light tasting out the other side.

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