Definition of flaky pastry in English:

flaky pastry


mass noun
  • Pastry consisting of thin light layers when baked.

    • ‘I had to try one from several bakeries, since it's once of my favorite desserts: layers of flaky pastry baked with plenty of salted butter and sugar, until it's all dark, crisp, and caramelized.’
    • ‘Modern Banbury cakes are small and oval, made of light flaky pastry with a crisp top achieved by a powdering of sugar before baking.’
    • ‘My dad, a steak and kidney pie connoisseur, was impressed with his dish, which consisted of thick chunks of beef in a sea of gravy, covered with a layer of flaky pastry.’
    • ‘There were rather nice samosas too, crisp flaky pastry stuffed with coarse-minced but tender lamb, potato cubes and peas.’
    • ‘The chocolate butter tart is outstanding, with flaky pastry, a rich filling and lots of pecans.’