various baked products made of dough

Pastry is the dough from which some baked products are made. Pastry dough is rolled out thinly and used as a base for baked products. It is made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and/or eggs. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts, quiches and pasties.[1][2]

Palmier pastries
Main ingredientsOften flour, sugar, milk, butter or shortening, baking powder, eggs

Pastry is also the name given to various kinds of baked products. Small cakes, tarts and other sweet or savoury baked products are called "pastries."

Greek food such as Spanakopita are made from pastries.[3]



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  2. L. Patrick Coyle (1982). The World Encyclopedia of Food. Facts on File Inc. ISBN 0871964171.
  3. Xenos, Christina (23 October 2019). "Spanakopita History: Where Did Greek Spinach Pie Come From? -". Sweet Greek Personal Chef and Culinary Services Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 20 April 2024.