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Pastry is basically a mixture of flour, fat and water.
There is evidence that even in the Neolithic age, man made a cereal paste which he baked on a stone in the sun.
Sweet pastry tarts probably originated with the sweet filo pastries of the Middle East. This moved to Europe where there is a parallel history of pastries being developed, from strudels in central Europe to choux pastries in France.