What is pastry? About the ingredient pastry. Including 128 recipes with pastry, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked goods made from ingredients such as flour, butter, shortening, baking powder or eggs. Small cakes, tarts and other sweet baked goods are called "pastries".
Pastry may also refer to the dough from which such baked goods are made. Pastry dough is rolled out thinly and used as a base for bakedgoods. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts and quiches.
Pastry is distinguished 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.
Pastry is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Pastry is a member of the Baked Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 crust, single 9"||180|
|1 piece (1/8 of 9" crust)||23|
|British (UK) term:||Pastry|
There are 129 recipes that contain this ingredient.
|Usda nutrition data||about 6 years ago|
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