What is the difference between flavor and texture in a short crust pastry?
Flavour is how it tastes. Texture is how it feels.
Produces a less 'short' and less flaky result as the fat content is lower. May also rise / have less air separation between the layers (for example in puff pastry) due to the difference in the amount of water that is present and available for evaporation. The pasty may feel denser in texture and more solid in the mouth than pastry made with butter.
Choux pastry is used for eclairs and profiteroles and is risen by the steam expanding inside the pastry. Puff pastry is used for tarts and pies and is risen becaus eof the layers of pastry with trapped air between them, which expands when heated. The main difference is that choux pastry is just one layer, whilst puff pastry is many layers. Puff pastry tastes much more buttery, while choux pastry doesn't taste of much.
Fats provide flavor, color and moisture in baked goods. They contribute to the texture of baked goods by shortening gluten strands, which creates a tender product. Specifically in pastry, fats help leaven a product. Pockets caused by pieces or layers of fat that melt in the oven and create little steam pockets help leaven pastry doughs and create the layers in puff pastry or a flaky pie crust, for example.
Not necessarily. Flaky describes the texture of the pastry. Puff pastry can be flaky but so can a danish which is not made from classic puff pastry dough. A pie dough can also be described as flaky but again is not puff pastry. Puff pastry is a french dough made without yeast or baking powder or soda. It is instead steam risen. The dough is folded in a manner that is difficult to explain without…
Puff pastry involves layering butter into a shortcrust pastry, then completing a process of folding and rolling and folding again, in order to obtain many thin layers of butter spread within thin layers of pastry. When the pastry cooks, the fat in the butter keeps the layers separate, while the water content expands into steam and forces the layer apart. In a rough puff pastry, chunks of butter in mixed onto the pastry as it…
A "pastry" is a tart or flan with a pastry base with either a sweet or savory topping. Alternatively, a "pastry" can also refer to a yeasted and laminated dough (i.e puff pastry with yeast added) used for making danish pastrys and the like. Hence a croissant is a pastry. And a pastry is a type of food, food is not a completely separate thing.
I have found that when baking a cake or pie with oil, that the texture is much heavier and takes sometimes as much as three times longer to cook. When shortening such as butter or margarine is used, the texture of the cake will be lighter and will cook quicker, for pie pastry it will be crisper and lighter. Heavy textured cakes such as Carrot cake are better using oil. Other cakes are better when…
The difference is the way it's made and the end result, to make flaky pastry you spread your fat a little at a time whilst repeatedly rolling and folding the sheet onto itself, this builds up lots of thin layers of pastry and these layers fluff up or flake when baked, puff pastry (sometimes called rough puff) is quicker to make as all the fat is added all at once, in knobs, or little lumps…
Pastry margarine performs better than butter in making puff pastry because of its high melting point. It does not melt quickly, thus allowing time for the puff pastry dough to rise sufficiently high while not making it heavy and soggy. Then as the temperature increases, the pastry margarine will then melt and infuse into the risen pastry, giving it its scrumptious flavor.
It has the same function as plain flour within pastry, it is a bulking agent and main ingredient of pastry, forming the framework of it. Although, wholemeal flour is healthier as the rusk is left on, however it is sometimes not as effective as plain or strong flour and sometimes has an unusual texture.
In baking, a puff pastry is a light, flaky, leavened pastry containing several layers of fat which is in solid state at 20 °C (68 °F). In raw form, puff pastry is a dough which is spread with solid fat and repeatedly folded and rolled out (never mashed, as this will destroy layering) and used to produce the aforementioned pastries. It is sometimes called a "water dough" or détrempe.
Whole wheat flour contains the entire grain including the bran and "germ" of the wheat berry (grain.) Pastry flour is more highly refined, with the bran and germ removed. Pastry flour also is made from strains of wheat with lower gluten (protein) than all-purpose or bread flour, in order to produce tender pastries.