Ah, I have big problem to find a good word to name those delicious fried puffy things I made. They are called “Placki serowe” in here, in Poland. Translate in the easiest way it will be “Cottage Cheese cakes”, but I’m not sure if I want to call them like this.
I will give you the recipe and how to make it instruction so you can try on your own and then name it , ok?
Here we go:
2 glasses of flour (can be plain)
hard cottage cheese (around the same amount like flour but not more)
1 tbsp of butter (melted)
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of backing soda
little cup of sour cream or natural/Greek yoghurt
Mix flour, cottage cheese, salt, sugar & soda. Add egg, melted butter & cream and mix it by cutting with a knife not kneading by hands, it will gives lighter dough, will be much delicate and tastier. Remember to add the cream gradually to avoid too sticky dough. Sometimes cup is too much, so you have to control it :) When dough is looking better and better you can finally knead it by hands and leave the knife on the side. Well made dough should not be sticky! It should be soft and delicate and easy to roll out. So, roll out your beautiful dough for around 5 mm thick and cut by knife in all sorts of shapes (squares, triangles, etc.) or cut it will cookie’s shapes (stars, hearts, flowers, etc.) Is up to your wish!
Fry in 5 mm layer of oil till they are nice and gold/slightly brown. Never put on not heated oil ! Pan & oil have to be hot so while you put it in instantly should sizzle! If not, take it out and wait.
I love them plain, but other way is to dust them with powdered sugar. With cup of coffee, tea or glass of cold milk….mmmm….Yum, yum !