pišota pl. from the term pišot; favourite traditional staple food.

Pastry made of noodle dough stuffed with various fillings: boiled potatoes, cottage cheese, bryndza cheese, cabbage, plum jam, etc. The name pišota comes from the shape of the pastry, which resembles a smith's bellows .

Pišota are prepared either nange (lit., naked), with fat, or sprinkled opral (on the top) with a choice of fried onions, cottage cheese sweetened with sugar, etc. In recent times, the favorite topping has become sweet instant powdered cocoa.

Until forks became a part of the cutlery in Roma households, Roma stuck the pišota with a sharpened thin stick which was thrown away after the meal.

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