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Title: Papanași  
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Subject: List of pastries, Cuisine of Romania, Sfințișori, Borș (bran), Colțunași
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Type Pastry
Course Dessert
Place of origin Romania
Main ingredients soft cheese, jam

Papanași[1] is a Romanian traditional fried or boiled pastry resembling a small sphere, usually filled with a soft cheese such as urdă and any kind of sour jam.

The word papanași may come from the Latin papa or pappa, which means "food for children".[2]


  1. ^ "Definition of papanași" (in Română). DEX on line. 
  2. ^ salveto - Dictionary latin-french Gaffiot on line - LEXILOGOS
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