A pastry is a type of food made with dough or a mixture of flour, fat, and water, often baked or fried to create various sweet or savory items. Pastries can come in many forms and can be either flaky, crumbly, or puff pastry. They are commonly associated with desserts, but savory pastries also exist.There are numerous types of pastries around the world, including:

  1. Pies: Pies consist of a crust made of pastry dough filled with sweet or savory ingredients, such as fruits, meats, vegetables, or custard.
  2. Tarts: Similar to pies, tarts have a pastry shell filled with various ingredients like fruits, custard, or savory fillings.
  3. Croissants: These are flaky, buttery pastries made from layered yeast-leavened dough.
  4. Danishes: Danishes are sweet, flaky pastries made with laminated dough and filled with fruit, cheese, or sweet fillings.
  5. Puff Pastry: Puff pastry is made by repeatedly layering dough and butter or another fat, resulting in a light, flaky texture. It’s used in various sweet and savory dishes like napoleons, turnovers, and more.
  6. Éclairs and Cream Puffs: These pastries consist of choux pastry filled with cream and topped with icing.
  7. Strudels: Strudels are made from thin layers of dough wrapped around a filling, often sweetened fruits or savory ingredients.

Pastries can be found in bakeries, pastry shops, and often made at home. They come in diverse flavors and textures, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences.

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