Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How to Make "PITE" pt.2

So, I woke up this morning and my mom in co-operation with my grandma(because she knows better) were already making it. So here is the process:
-    They took the ground pumpkin and added about 1L of milk and a pinch of salt and then boiled it for 10 minutes while steering.
-   While the pumpkin was boiling and then cooling of, she took 1.5kg of all purpose flour(tip 400), 1,2L of water, a pinch of salt, and just a bit of oil and mixed it like this:
And in the end, she dumped it on the table and this was the result:
-   Next, she took a whole butter and put it in a pan and then melted it like this:
Until it was a nice greasy fluid.

-    After that, she took the big dough ball and cut it in smaller pieces. She cut it into 30 smaller pieces. 15 at a time.
And no, she is not a nigger, she just got back from vacation on beach.

-   She then took those small dough balls one by one, and made them perfectly round, here is a video for that, because it's a bit complicated to explain it with pictures.
-   Then, after rounding them, she took them and stretched them with a wooden stick, I'm sure there is a name for that:

-  After that, she put them all together(15 of them), one on top of each other, but she put the greasy liquid that was made before between each one.

-  After getting them together, she continued to stretch it even further with her fists, like a 69 year old badass she is.

-   Then she prepared the baking pan, which is a large round one, by adding that greasy liquid prepared earlier.

-   She then took the stretched dough and put it in the pan, and stretched it to the edges.

-   We got some pre-made dough which is the same by making it by yourself, but it would take a lot of time. For example, if we didn't want to get pre-made dough, we would need to make the big dough at the beginning at least 2x larger. And the pre-made dough, comes in many thin layers. So, after she put the homemade dough on the pan, we put a layer of purchased dough, then some pumpkin and that grease. This repeats until the purchased dough is finished, like this:
These are the pre-made doughs:
-   After the pumpkin is over, and all the pre-made doughs are put, she put the other homemade dough(15 smaller doughs together) on top of everything.
-   This is all ready now, just to be baked. To bake it, we sent it to a bakery nearby, because we don't have an oven big enough to fit it. It's not unusual here, people do it everyday.
- Oh and one thing I forgot to tell you, this wasn't made by my grandma, this was made by my little brother:
Just kidding

-   After it's done baking, will post pictures again. And I'm considering changing my blogs topic from technology, to Kosovo, because I would like you to show unusual stuff we do here, but that are considered usual by the people here.
Until then, have a nice day! 

46 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! Followed.

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  2. Looks like a really big pie, sort of.

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  3. I'm not really sure if I understood what this is, but I'm sure it's delicious (love the video too)

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  4. That looks really good, and a lot of work!
    I would like to read more about Kosovo instead of technology, go ahead!

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  5. Olivar Olivar where are you Olivar! Kneeding dough looks like way too much fun

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  6. yeah great tut :D this is safe ? :D

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  7. Haha, that's really sweet. The kid cooking that is.

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  8. hahah cute kid, sweet advice, will try this for sure! thanks.

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  9. My mom also knows how to do this!!

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  10. Nice! Hit me back, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  11. yeah, i don't think there is an english equivalent of this.

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  12. i love pites, there is a albanian shop at the corner that sells them, i love them, maybe i will try somday to make them by myself

    I also would love to read more about Kosovo!!!

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  13. looks delicate!the only thing that stops me doing things like cooking and baking is the problem that i have to clean the kitchen afterwards

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  14. Well, lord knows there's more than a few tech blogs out there...but Kosovo-based blogs?

    I dunno, but it sounds like an interesting change! I'll stick with ya if you decide to change thusly, m'man.

    As is, daaaaayum that looks pretty good there~! And of course it should: grammaw knows best, y'knowwhatImean?

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  15. I agree with all of this. Food and culture isn't a bad thing to switch off too. What does this taste like?

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  16. i am going to give it a try

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  17. Never heard of this sort of food, maybe ill try it some day! ") Awesome post!

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  18. It's definitely not about technology.. But I love to learn about some new food :)

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  19. Dude the place you live is awesome. I love seeing foreign cultures they're always so much more wholesome and cool. Not like the UK which is all popular culture and foreign take-aways.

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  20. Thanks for the recipe, was awesome :D only hard thing was tracking down the ingredients

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  21. kosova, eh? that stuff looks good. foolllowed!

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  22. That is one adorable kid. And I'd definately be interested in reading more about Kosovo!

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  23. looks like hard work, but the taste is certainly worth it;)

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  24. Not entirely sure what to call the thing you made, but I'd be interested to know how it turns out.

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  25. I thought only Americans ate pumpkins. LOL!

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  26. Looks freaking delicious! MORE! Seriously, please, post more recipes/guides!

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  27. I've never seen this before.

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  28. Thanks for adding the second part to making pite.

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  29. food blogs yesss...


    will try when I have more money to buy stuff

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  30. thanks for this, i was always wondering how u make it

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  31. Never heard of it,looks good though!

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  32. Oh boy, this looks REALLY good. I wish I could try it :(

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  33. looks delicious

    nice blog, +followed

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  34. wow that look really tasty, started following ! =)

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