flaky pastry

flaky pastry
noun pastry consisting of a number of thin layers.

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  • Flaky pastry — is similar to puff pastry, the difference being that large lumps of shortening (ca. 1 in./2½ cm. across), (as opposed to a large rectangle of shortening), are mixed into the dough, which is then rolled and folded in a similar manner. [The Concise …   Wikipedia

  • flaky pastry — noun count or uncount a type of PASTRY that consists of a lot of thin layers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flaky pastry — UK US noun [uncountable] a type of pastry that consists of a lot of thin layers Thesaurus: pies and pastrieshyponym types of food or drinkhypernym …   Useful english dictionary

  • flaky pastry — noun A form of pastry in which the fat (shortening) is rolled into the dough to produce a flaky texture …   Wiktionary

  • flaky pastry — UK / US noun [uncountable] a type of pastry that consists of a lot of thin layers …   English dictionary

  • flaky pastry — /fleɪki ˈpeɪstri/ (say flaykee paystree) noun → puff pastry …  

  • Pastry — This article describes Pastry in food. For the Distributed Hash Table system, see Pastry (DHT). Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked goods made from ingredients such as flour, butter, shortening, baking powder or eggs. It may also… …   Wikipedia

  • pastry — /pay stree/, n., pl. pastries. 1. a sweet baked food made of dough, esp. the shortened paste used for pie crust and the like. 2. any item of food of which such dough forms an essential part, as a pie, tart, or napoleon. [1530 40; PASTE + RY] * *… …   Universalium

  • flaky — flak|y [ˈfleıki] adj 1.) tending to break into small thin pieces ▪ flaky pastry ▪ flaky skin 2.) informal especially AmE a flaky person is slightly strange or often forgets things ▪ Carrie s pretty flaky but she s fun to be with. >flakiness n… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flaky — adj. (flakier, flakiest) 1 of or like flakes; separating easily into flakes. 2 esp. US sl. crazy, eccentric. Phrases and idioms: flaky pastry pastry consisting of thin light layers. Derivatives: flakily adv. flakiness n …   Useful english dictionary

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