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Place of originRomania
Created byApicius
Main ingredientsDough; chocolate, jam, or cheese

Gogoși,[1] known as pancove in Transylvania and pampuște in Bukovina,[2] are Romanian sweet pastries similar to filled doughnuts. Gogoși is the plural form of the Romanian word gogoașă.

Gogoși are pieces of dough shaped into a flattened sphere that are deep-fried in oil and optionally dusted with icing sugar. They have no hole and are often filled. Gogoși fillings include chocolate, apricot jam, strawberry jam, cream cheese, or feta cheese.


Gogoși are believed to date back to Classical antiquity, when Romania was a province of the Roman Empire. They may be related to the sweet dough balls included as aliter dulcia (another sweet dish) in the Roman recipe collection Apicius.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Definition of gogoașă". dexonline (in Romanian).
  2. ^ "Rețeta zilei: Pancove cu gem de căpșuni". Romania TV (in Romanian). 11 November 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Gogoși at Wikimedia Commons