Some call them tiganici, some mekici, some pitulici :) The name varies depending on the area. Where I come from, we call them pitulici. It really doesn't matter, it's our food, Macedonian, old, our grandmas prepared them and grand -grandmothers etc. I love them warm served with white sheep cheese and a glass of yogurt for breakfast-delicious!

  • 500 g flour
  • half a cube yeast (20 g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (10 g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp rakija
  • 100 ml oil
  • lukewarm water as needed (about 250 ml)
  1. Activate yeast with the sugar, a little lukewarm water and a little flour.
  2. Then add the rest of the ingredients and add water little by little. Knead a soft dough that won't stick to your hands and leave to rest for 40 minutes.
  3. Then, knead again and leave to rise for 20 minutes.
  4. Divide dough into small balls. Then stretch each balls in an irregular disk shape and put directly to fry in hot oil. Flip on the other side to fry too until they get a beautiful golden color. Frying is quick.
  5. Align on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  6. Combine with white cheese or desired.