puff pastry
noun Date: 1788 a pastry dough containing many alternating layers of butter and dough or the light flaky pastry made from it — called also puff paste

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • puff pastry — n. 1. flaky pastry having many thin, separate layers of dough 2. the dough used to make this pastry, into which butter is folded to form the layers …   English World dictionary

  • puff pastry — n [U] a type of very light ↑pastry made of many thin layers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puff pastry — noun uncount a type of PASTRY that is very light and has a lot of air in it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • puff pastry — ► NOUN ▪ light flaky pastry …   English terms dictionary

  • Puff pastry — Apple turnover, made with puff pastry In baking, a puff pastry is a light, flaky, leavened pastry containing several layers of fat which is in solid state at 20 °C (68 °F). In raw form, puff pastry is a dough which is spread with solid fat and… …   Wikipedia

  • puff pastry — a light, flaky, rich pastry made by rolling dough with butter and folding it to form layers: used for tarts, napoleons, etc. * * * noun [noncount] : dough that is made of thin layers that puff up during baking * * * ˌpuff ˈpastry [puff pastry]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • puff pastry — /pʌf ˈpeɪstri / (say puf paystree) noun a rich, flaky pastry used for pies, tarts, etc.; rough puff pastry; flaky pastry. Also, US, puff paste …   Australian English dictionary

  • puff pastry — N UNCOUNT Puff pastry is a type of pastry which is very light and consists of a lot of thin layers …   English dictionary

  • puff pastry — coo puff′ pas try n. a light, flaky, rich pastry made by rolling dough with butter and folding it to form layers: used for tarts, napoleons, etc • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • puff pastry — noun a light, flaky pastry that is made by repeatedly folding the rolled pastry into many layers …   Wiktionary

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