What do you call "pastry" in Spanish? It is a name for category of food product where belongs bread, rolls etc.

I made a research already:

  • panadería is a shop to buy bread

  • repostería, pastelería and confitería is an art of cooking those.

But how is called the pastry itself?


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The word pastry translated to Spanish could be repostería, pastelería or confitería. Take note that pastry does not include breads or roll as you point.

The definition for pastry is:

The art of preparing and decorating cakes or other desserts.

Translates to:

El arte de preparar o decorar pasteles u otros postres.

Panaderia is a shop where you can buy bread and other baked products, such as pastries.

You can easily find this information using Wikipedia links from English to Spanish.

  • Where did you get that definition for pastry? Cakes are not included in pastry in most definitions.
    – rsanchez
    Commented Oct 12, 2016 at 15:40
  • @rsanchez es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reposter%C3%ADa You can easily switch between languages, Spanish to English. Take note that "my" definition of pastry comes from the spanish side of the word. The art of preparing and decorating cakes or other desserts is the literal definition of the word in spanish, so, as most translated words, its not the specific meaning of the word in english. (sorry if i'm not being clear enough)
    – FF-
    Commented Oct 12, 2016 at 15:57
  • So you took the definition of repostería, translated it to Spanish, and said that's the definition for pastry? That's just wrong. See the article for pastry in English Wikipedia and you'll see a completely different definition. Or any English dictionary.
    – rsanchez
    Commented Oct 12, 2016 at 16:09

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