Flour Based Products


Pastry was originally made by the Egyptians, who made a flour and water paste to wrap around meat to soak up the juices as it cooked. Pastry was developed in the Middle East and brought to Europe by the Muslims in the 7th century. By medieval times local areas had their own puddings and pies. In the 17th century both flaky and puff pastries were used, and intricate patterns on the pies were a work of art.