These may look like doughnuts, but they taste completely different because they have cheese and sour cream ( which can easily be substituted for greek yogurt). The batter has a good amount of “soft” cow cheese in it which gives Papanași a unique taste all on its own.


*Found a picture of this cheese right here on WP (site listed above).

-400 g (14 OZ) of “soft” cow cheese
-2 eggs
-30g (1 OZ) vanilla sugar
-1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
-240 g (1 cup) of flour &  1 teaspoon of baking powder
-200 g (3/4 cup) of sour cream


  • Mix the cow cheese, eggs, and vanilla sugar with the blender. Add bicarbonate (with fresh lemon  🍋 juice) and then blend again.
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour & baking powder and then add it to the wet mixture 1 spoon at a time and blend after each addition.
  • After blending, knead by hand till the mixture is hardened.
  • Put flour down on a flat surface and then the mixture can be cut on the “flowered” surface.
  • Form the Papanași in the shape of doughnuts and doughnut wholes, then fry them on both sides.


Sour Cream & Blueberries
*Special note: I simmer the blueberries in sugar and make them into a compote form.

Have you had this (or any other variation of this) before?
Thank you all for stopping by. I hope that you enjoy this recipe. Please let me know what you think.
If you are new here, and like what you’ve seen, please stick around. On Wednesdays we talk about food and a recipe is shared on most weeks.
Christy 🙂

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