In Ladino, the Spanish-Jewish dialect, "pastel" means "stuffed dough."
Pastelicos are small stuffed patties, the pride of Sephardic Jewish
cooks. Many varieties exist, ranging from the Borekas of Turkey in the
Balkans to the pasteles of the Jewish community in Greece until World
It is customary to serve them with hard-boiled eggs and spicy chopped salad.