puff pastry

a light, flaky, rich pastry made by rolling dough with butter and folding it to form layers: used for tarts, napoleons, etc.
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puff pastry or (US) puff paste
a dough rolled in thin layers incorporating fat to make a rich flaky pastry for pies, rich pastries, etc
puff paste or (US) puff paste

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Example sentences
The best are encased in flaky puff pastry and baked on the walls of an earthen
  kiln instead of an oven.
If you arrange a charmingly shaped, prebaked lid made out of pie or puff pastry
  on top, you have a deconstructed tart in a bowl.
If you find yourself strapped for time or energy use bought, frozen puff pastry
  instead of the pastry dough.
Feel free to use packaged puff pastry, and do not expect to have to bake your
  own bread to re-create her food.
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