Breakfast Done Right: 5 Popular Delectable Pastries


Updated on 18-May-2021

Pastry is a term that can mean many things. It may refer to a specific type of dough – like the kind used to make tarts, quiche and pies – but it also refers to the category of delectable goods that go so well with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. There are many different types of pastry doughs, and even more varieties of pastries. Explore some of the most popular group of pastries that are adored by all.

  • Croissants
  • Macarons
  • Pie
  • Eclairs
  • Tarts

1. Croissants

Contrary to popular belief, croissants are not French but Viennese! This puff pastry is a buttery and flaky pastry, distinguished by its unique crescent shape. Its delicate, flaky texture is derived from the laminated yeast-leavened dough that has been layered with butter, rolled and folded several times before it’s rolled into its emblematic crescent shape. Often paired with chocolate or jam for a flavourful combination, this pastry can also be served plain!

2. Macarons

Traditionally introduced in France by the Italian chef of Queen Catherine de Medici, macarons are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also taste equally just as good as how they look! Consist of gluten-free meringue cookies sandwiched together with filling, these bite-sized treats come in multiple flavours such as buttercream, jam or ganache. If you’re in search for treats that will tickle your tastebuds and are seemingly never filling, you can check macarons out!

3. Pie

A top favourite for most individuals, pies are a dish that can be seen on most dining tables at tea-time, or during festive occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. This baked dish is a wonder of texture and taste; the crisp pastry dough will give way to the juicy and rich filling deep within with every bite. Whilst the apple pie is amongst the most popular flavour, this baked dish also comes with other various fillings such as other fruits, chocolate and sometimes, meat and peas! For those who have a sweet tooth, you can enjoy a slice of pie with a dollop of cream or ice cream.

4. Eclairs

One of the popular pastries in Singapore, eclairs are oblong-shaped pastries that are filled with custard cream and dipped in chocolate icing. As with any other pastry, eclairs also come in multiple topping flavours outside of chocolate, such as coffee, coconut and more!

5. Tarts

Not to be confused with pies, tarts are sweet or savoury pastries with shallow sides and only a bottom crust that is firm, and crumbly. Whilst they do possess similar shapes and style of serving, this baked dish often features more intricate patterns and has less forgiving textures. They are also typically served with unbaked fillings such as pastry cream or dark chocolate ganache. If you are a pastry lover, you should try out delicious tarts.

These are simply just some of the popular pastries that have made their way into the hearts of every pastry lovers around the globe. A mix of sweet and savoury, you can never go wrong with a delectable pastry that came out of the oven.

Opt for convenience and order your pastries online ! At Polar Puffs & Cakes, we offer online pastry delivery so you can enjoy top qualities pastries right at the comforts of your own home. Satiating your pastry cravings have never been easier!

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