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A rich pastry, often with a filling of fruit or custard.
- ‘A line of waiters carrying flaming Baked Alaska and pushing carts of French pastries conclude a fabulous meal.’
- ‘The frugal person stays home eating chocolate and French pastries instead of doing something productive with his life.’
- ‘A selection of French pastries was also served.’
- ‘It makes a big difference for those yummy French pastries.’
- ‘The interesting thing was that they didn't look all that appealing to me at first: they have a much more homely, unsophisticated look than French pastries, which admittedly tend to look like they're dressed to go to the prom.’
- ‘Shoko disagreed as she suddenly picked Junko up, spun around, and deposited in her a chair before a ‘breakfast,’ which consisted of a random selection of French pastries.’
- ‘Several days passed in a blur of historical sights, bags upon bags of shopping, delicate French pastries, cup after cup of coffee and bursts of girlish giggles.’
- ‘Each morning will begin with a hearty breakfast comprising a hot dish and a buffet of cereals, fruit, yoghurts and fresh French pastries.’
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