In his new book, The Silky Pastry Mat, author and food journalist David Leggett shows how the soft, velvety texture of silky puddings has been used to make iconic, silky doll dolls.
He says the silken pastry mat has become a favourite toy of children’s toy collectors around the world and that it’s become so ubiquitous that it even appears in the latest James Bond movie.
“We’ve all heard about it, but it’s been almost invisible to the general public,” says Leggetti, who lives in Sydney and has written a series of books about the history of the toy.
“It’s the only one that we know of that has been a toy from the 1800s.”
Silky puffy pastry The soft and velveting pastry mat used in the famous Silky Puppy doll.
Source: ABC News (ABC News) In the 1920s, Silky plush dolls were popular toys for kids, and the pastry mat was the perfect material for their soft, fluffy bodies.
“When Silky first came out, the only way to make it was to make a puffy, velvish dough, which is really very tricky,” says Mr Leggetta.
“The only way of making a velveted pastry mat is to use a large plastic pot that has a hole cut in it.”
Silken puffy mat is also known as the “salt and pepper puffy” pastry mat.
Source of images: Wikipedia/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Library/Library of Congress (US) Silky pastry bread source ABC News One of the most famous Silken Pastry mat designs is the Silky Puffy Pudding, a toy that was sold for $150 in the early 20th century and has become an iconic object.
Silky has been made of silken or velvet dough, so it has a very high viscosity.
The dough can be used to create velvets, which are the soft and soft-looking shapes of the silks fabric.
“There’s a special process for making silky, which takes a long time,” says Lizzie Dey, a professor of textile history at the University of Sydney.
‘Puffy’ and ‘puffed’ The word ‘puffy’ comes from the fact that the dough is so soft that it can be rolled out into a shape resembling a puff. “
So you have to make the silkies soft and fluffy and then you can do some other things with the silka [silky mat].”
‘Puffy’ and ‘puffed’ The word ‘puffy’ comes from the fact that the dough is so soft that it can be rolled out into a shape resembling a puff.
“This is where the term ‘pounded’ comes in,” says Dey.
“You can’t do that without using some sugar.”
Silka is used to flatten the silking puffy pudding, so when it is used in an application, it is not a soft surface.
Silken pastry bread has been an integral part of the history and culture of Australian pastry.
Source (ABC) Silken and velvet pastry bread is used for many different things, including making soft, puffy cakes, cookies and muffins.
It is also used in a variety of ways for decorative purposes, such as to make paper flowers.
“Silky pastry is a lot more expensive than a normal soft pastry and it’s used in things like paper flowers and cakes,” says Michael Lefebvre, an art historian and pastry chef.
“But it’s a beautiful product and it makes beautiful puffy or puff pastry.”
A special Silky Pad made from the silki mat.
(Supplied: Silky Pantry) Silki pad made from Silky Mat.
(Source: Silki Pantry ) Silky mat has also been used for the decorative purposes of decorative paper flowers, such for creating paper flowers with silky leaves.
“I’m really proud of the Silki Pad, which I think is one of the greatest pieces of Australian art,” says Dr Jennifer Macfarlane, curator of Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
“That’s a very interesting and unique piece of Australian painting.”
“It was created in the 1800’s by the famous Australian sculptor James Scott.”
Silki mat made from silky mat.
Silki puffy dough source ABC The silky pouch was also made from a puffed pastry dough.
Silk pastry bread was made with silken and velvished pastry mat to create the most popular Silky puff pastry.
“If you’re making a puddles with silk, the puffy side of the dough becomes a very soft and puffy and velvo,” says Macfadyre.
“Then you add some of the velvetties silky side and then there’s a soft, smooth surface on top.”
Silk puffy puff pastry source ABC “Silk puffed”