from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cookery, a rich dough for making the light friable covers of tarts, etc.


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  • Take two pounds of flour, a pound of sugar, and a pound of butter; wash the butter in orange-flower water, and dry the flour; rub the butter into the flour as for puff-paste, beat three eggs fine in three spoonfuls of cream, and a little mace and salt, mix these well together with your hand, and make them into little cakes; rub them over with white of egg, and grate sugar upon them;

    English Housewifery

  • Take the kidney of a loin of veal with the fat, when roasted shred it very fine, put to it a little shred mace, nutmeg and salt, about half a pound of currans, the juice of a lemon, and sugar to your taste, then bake them in puff-paste; you may either fry or bake them.

    English Housewifery

  • And red deer too, Sir Giles, and bak'd in puff-paste!

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810

  • In cities the cases are very easily bought, but where they have to be made at home, only one who is already an expert in making puff-paste should attempt them.

    Choice Cookery

  • To many persons, pastry making is an intricate matter, but with the principles thoroughly explained and each step clearly illustrated, delicious pies of every variety, as well as puff-paste dainties, may be had with very little effort.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 4: Salads and Sandwiches; Cold and Frozen Desserts; Cakes, Cookies and Puddings; Pastries and Pies

  • _ -- Line patty-pans with puff-paste, and fill three parts full with the following mixture: put a gill of cream in a double boiler with two ounces of grated cheese (half Parmesan if liked), a saltspoonful of salt, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of sugar, and a large teaspoonful of butter; when all is melted to a thick custard, break into it two eggs well whipped.

    Choice Cookery

  • Roll puff-paste a quarter of an inch thick for each patty, cut three circles from it, moisten the surface of two very slightly with water, place one on the other, then with a sharp penknife cut a circle nearly through the third round, leaving a margin of one third of an inch; lay this round carefully on the other two; brush the top with white of egg

    Choice Cookery

  • Line a mould with light puff-paste, pour the mixture into it, and bake one hour; turn out and serve very hot.

    Choice Cookery

  • _ -- Make some puff-paste; roll it out _very_ thin.

    Choice Cookery

  • _ -- These make a very pretty kind of patty when puff-paste is not to be had, and even when it is are a desirable variety.

    Choice Cookery


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