General English


  • A mixture of flour, fat, possibly egg and sugar, the fat usually dispersed as small solid globules coated with flour and the whole brought together with liquid prior to shaping and baking. There are many types of pastry, including shortcrust, flan, sweet, flaky, puff, rough puff, hot water crust, suet crust, choux and filo.


  • noun a paste made of flour, fat and water which is used to make pies
  • noun a sweet cake made of pastry filled with cream or fruit