Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and/or eggs.


  1. Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

    Crimson cranberries provide a little tartness to mellow Brie cheese encased in flaky puff pastry .

  2. Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

    Puff pastry cut into evergreen tree shapes are baked and filled with pudding. Let the kids help decorate the "trees" with colored sugar and cherry halves before devouring.

  3. Puff Pastry Ice Cream Torte

    Ice cream and puff pastry combine for a beautiful and delicious dessert. You can make it to suit your taste - just change the ice cream flavors and the sundae toppings.

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  1. How to Make Puff Pastry Shells – Vol au Venting!

    Thu, 13 Nov 2014

    As promised, here’s the video for how to make your own puff pastry shells, or vol au vents, as they'd be called in France, and select U.S. locations. These are fairly simple to make, and once baked the real fun begins, as they can hold so many amazing fillings, both sweet and savory. The key is making sure your puff pastry dough is very firm, and very cold, preferably still partially frozen, before you start cutting it. You want nice clean cuts, because if you mash the layers of pastry together, your shells will not rise as high, and they can also bake into some strange shapes. Having said that, even though I was filming, and working way too slowly, these still came out pretty well. Once they’re filled they look great, so it’s not that big of a deal, but in general, the colder the dough, the nicer the final product. Other than being too rough with the dough, the other common mistake is under cooking. Your shells might look beautiful at 15 minutes, but may still be kind of raw inside. As long as the outside is not getting too dark, don’t be afraid to let them bake a bit longer. Regarding the scraps. You can’t re-roll the trimmed puff pastry and have the shells come out the same, but what you can do is cut it into irregular shapes, egg wash it, and dust with cinnamon and sugar. Once baked to a crispy, golden-brown, you’ll have a great little sweet treat to serve with coffee or tea. I hope you give this easy and fun technique a try very soon. Enjoy!

  2. Pie Crust : Buy It vs. Make It

    Thu, 8 Mar 2012

    the chase with this one: Quit buying pie crust . Today. You have bought your last crust ..... someone out to the store to grab a frozen pie crust because I thought it was hard. It’s ..... ask my friends why they don’t make pie crust , and it all came down to appearance. The

  3. Perfect Pie Crust : What’s the Secret?

    Thu, 1 Nov 2012

    easy as pie filling. Pie crust is another thing entirely ..... top tips for tip-top pie crust : • Cold everything. Cold butter ..... applejack for an apple pie crust . Clever!) The strong vinegar ..... wheat flour, opt for pastry flour. It’s lower in

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  1. How to Make Individual Beef Wellington

    Thu, 9 Jun 2011

    England, we actually cook the whole beef tenderloin, and puff pastry , but today, we're just gonna be doing individual launch ..... basically beef tenderloin smothered in pate, wrapped in puff pastry , and baked. That's what it is, delicious, and yes

    Pastry found at 0:25, 3:41

    is 3 quarter cups of water. We have 17.5 ounces of puffy pastry , which we've fold out. We have 1-1/2 teaspoons of chopped parsley. We have a quarter teaspoon of dry thyme. We have 2
    all your stories. You choose one of them. Now, let's get our pastry . So, we've cut our pastry into 2 sections. We've just lie them flat. Stretch them out a little bit because what we're gonna do now is place all steaks pate side down on top of our pastry , and we're gonna do a nice little gift wrapping session now, we're just gonna cover our steaks as best we can, stretch your pastry out if you need to over the steak. Oh, that's right. Oh lovely, just like that. Give it a nice coating like that. If you have any excess pastry , you can sniff it off, but this one is just fine like this, same goes with this steak, pate side down, do a nice little fold both ways. I mean, if you're watching your weight, it's not the best one to do I would suggest. Alright, we'll cover that up. We can just enclose the endings with our pastry like so and doesn't it look great already? Okay, we have our baking dish, which we've greased with butter, and what we're gonna do now is place our beef Wellington, you know, with our pastry side that we've done, side down like so. We'll bring it on to the board right here, and now gonna get our paste to brush, get our egg white mixture, and we're just gonna based it over the top so will stay nice and moist so the pastry won't burn. So, make sure you got a nice amount of egg mixture all over that and on the sides, great, alright,
  2. How to Make Apple Pie Filling

    Thu, 9 Feb 2012

    smooth the edges of the pastry with our hands to bring ..... your 2 pieces of flaky pie crust . What we wanna do now ..... those 2 little pieces of pastry into each other like ..... Alright. So once our top pie crust is on there either with ..... into the other piece of pastry , so we get a nice outer

    Pastry found at 1:02, 3:26, 4:40

    to 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, and 1 recipe of flaky pie pastry . So for the flaky pie pastry , you'll need 10-1/2 ounces of unbleached all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, 3/4 of a teaspoon of table salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 cup of chilled unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 1/2 cup of chilled vegetable shortening cut into 1/2-inch pieces, 5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water or more as needed. Okay, everyone. So, first, let us work on the flaky pie pastry . Now as I said, there's more steps so this is a little bit longer to do but it will be worth the
    into the center, like so. And this is gonna create our flaky pastry so we can get air coming through the bowl. So just 1 tablespoon at a time. We're gonna keep going with that.
    the other side of the bowl 'cause we need 2 pieces of pastry and we'll do exactly the same thing as we did with the first half. Alright, so we have 2 separate dough on
  3. How to Make Picnic Deviled Eggs

    Thu, 23 Jun 2011

    great this looks. Okay. So, now, and then with like a pastry bag , that's essentially what we're doing here, we are ..... that looks. Perfect. It's like a little homemade pastry bag , and just kind of mound it at the top like that, and

    pastry bag found at 3:34, 4:16

    how great this looks. Okay. So, now, and then with like a pastry bag , that's essentially what we're doing here, we are going to fill a resealable bag with this nice mixture. Gonna plop it down.
    in. Look how cute that looks. Perfect. It's like a little homemade pastry bag , and just kind of mound it at the top like that, and just keep on keeping on until your deviled eggs are
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  1. CakeSpy for Craftsy: Tart Recipes

    Tue, 24 Sep 2013

    pies. While the pastries are certainly related ..... also differs from pie crust . Often, a tart ..... short” than pie crust –that is to say ..... sometimes tarts employ a puff pastry type crust, too ..... removable bottom, or in pastry ring, so that they

  2. The Secret to Perfect Pie Crust ? It's in Your Hands (Plus a Giveaway)

    Wed, 14 May 2014

    basic rules with pie crust . Cut small pieces ..... Especially the pastry cutter, because ..... mashing them with a pastry cutter, you squeeze ..... you lucky? Making Pie Crust with Your Hands ..... usually cut for a pie crust . Work in the stick ..... another stir with your pastry scraper. Now

  3. CakeSpy for Craftsy: How to make a Cookie Crumb Pie Crust

    Mon, 9 Sep 2013

    A cookie crumb pie crust is an easy alternative to a traditional pie crust . A simple concoction made using finely crushed cookies ..... fillings. What is a cookie crust? It's a simple pie or pastry crust made with finely crushed cookies. Sometimes

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  1. How to Make Pumpkin Pie

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    cracker piecrust . It's ..... try the Pastry for Single ..... refrigerated flaky pie crust (or make ..... with the Pastry for Single ..... homemade piecrust . Perfect ..... favorites. Pastry for Single ..... own perfect piecrust .

  2. How to Make Hash Browns

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    for a stick-to the-ribs, family-pleasing supper. Puff Pastry Pie with Dilled Hash Browns Here's a delectable, meatless main dish -- puff pastry sheets and frozen hash browns make it easy. Swiss cheese

  3. Fall 2011 Interactive Recipe Index

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    Dinner's right on the money when you can feed 4 (or more) for less than $10. PUFF PIECE The cold truth: Frozen puff pastry is so close to homemade, DIY isn't worth the effort! OH, WHAT A FRIGHT! Pulling together a cool Halloween party

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