Pyënikki Mase is a popular Aiyoti treat made from puff pastry in the shape of a stick, there are two major different types of it. Pyënikki Mase translates to 'The edible stick' (lit. Edible stick-the) Alternate spellings:
Senikki Masyë (Azuo, Aisicio, Ciulio), Seyniki Maëse (Dãnaqqi)
Pyënikki Mase was first thought to be made due to shortages of food supply and not much trade with the surround nations, at this time it was usually made from Fish and Potato skins. The food seemed to be a succes - cheap and easy to make - so big companies decided to start creating it, then they had the idea of adding more flavours. You can't get the original fish and potato skin flavour from big companies anymore - however, many Aiyotis still make them.
There is a sweet version made from dough instead of puff pastry, it can be eaten raw or cooked, it usually contains at least one or all of the following:
- The 'shell' can be made of Chocolate
There is also a spicy/savoury version that is cooked, then eaten. This version may contain any or all of the following ingredients:
- Red Meat and Pork
There are many versions, but the main type is a 15cm long 1cm diameter tube.Other versions may include a massive 30cm by 2cm tube, a tiny 5cm by 3mm tube and a 10cm by 5mm tube.
Along with size there are many flavours to choose from, the main Pyënikki Mase company, Terri Ai produces these flavours:
- Apple Cinammon
- Mirakete & Pear
- Cazeta Cremé
- Aiyoti Latte
- Spicy Beef
- Pork Platter (With or Without Gravy)
- Mashed Potato with Gravy