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Pastry - Types of Pastry

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Photo: Sweet shortcrust pastry makes a crisp case for fruit and creamy fillings. © Provided by DKBooks Sweet shortcrust pastry makes a crisp case for fruit and creamy fillings.

Choux pastry dough bakes to form crisp, hollow balls for filling.

Photo: Choux pastry dough bakes to form crisp, hollow balls for filling. © Provided by DKBooks Choux pastry dough bakes to form crisp, hollow balls for filling.

Sweet shortcrust pastry makes a crisp case for fruit and creamy fillings.

Types of Pastry

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Called pâte sucrée in French, this is a basic shortcrust pastry that includes sugar, and is the pastry used for this classic

Sweet tarts and tartlets

French galettes

Petits fours


Choux pastry

Very easy to make, this pastry bakes into thin, hollow balls that can contain sweet or savory fillings. Unlike other pastries, choux pastry is too soft to roll out, so it is piped or simply dropped from the spoon on to a baking sheet, which is how these savory

Profiteroles

Eclairs

Gougères

Croquembouches

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