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cream puff

also cream·puff (krēm′pŭf′)
n.
1. A shell of light pastry filled with whipped cream, custard, or ice cream.
2. Slang A weakling.
3. Slang An old, especially secondhand car in very good condition.

cream puff

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creampuff

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1. (Cookery) a shell of light pastry with a custard or cream filling
2. informal offensive an effeminate man

cream′ puff`


n.
1. a light, hollow pastry filled with custard or whipped cream.
2. a weak or timid person.
3. a vehicle or machine that has been kept in unusually good condition.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cream puff - puff filled with cream or custard
puff - a light inflated pastry or puff shell
eclair - oblong cream puff
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For Cream Puffs, melt butter in boiling water in a medium saucepan.
In another development in the food scandal, meanwhile, the manager of Fujiya's factory in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, reportedly told prefectural investigators that the factory had shipped, with the head office's consent, cream puffs carrying expiry dates one day longer than in-house guidelines.
NOTE: Frosting may be used as a filling for cream puffs, toppings for desserts or as a cake filling and frosting.
said Thursday it has suspended the sale of all cakes and pastry products at its chain stores across Japan until quality control is reestablished following a revelation that it has shipped cream puffs made with outdated milk.
The bars are among the shop's offerings of terrific cakes, cookies, tarts, pies and special holiday goodies such as Buche de Noel and Croquembouche (a tree of cream puffs with a spun sugar drizzle).
Sure, you'll see a few of those little pancake hats around the countryside, but to get that French look for yourself or your home, you've got to pack on the panache - the French word for style - and lay off the chocolate croissants and cream puffs, or you won't fit into those sleek little French ensembles.
44 percent, to 211 yen, after the major confectioner and candy maker said it stopped sales of confectionary at its stores across Japan following its discovery that it had shipped about 2,000 cream puffs using milk that had past its expiration date.
Southwestern University law professor Robert Pugsley, said of Gordon: "He was courteous, but he did not feed him cream puffs.
said Monday he will resign to take the blame for a spate of scandals involving its products, from the repeated use of expired ingredients for sweets to the shipments of cream puffs containing bacteria.
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Guests can savour a selection of finger sandwiches and local pastries to be combined with a delicious cream puffs bar, served in the cosy and elegant Eiffel Rotunda.
EASY CHOCOLATE CREAM PUFFS Melt in the mouth cream puffs with an overdose of chocolate that doubles as a dessert as well as a great high tea companion.