Placinta is the traditional pastry of the Moldovan cuisine, resembling a thin, small round or square-shaped galette, usually filled with cottage cheese and herbs, fermented cabbage, potatoes or pumpkin, apples, sour cherries.
Mix the flour, a pinch of salt, baking soda and water. Knead the dough until it doesn't stick to your fingers. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Stretch the dough over a wooden board. Grease the dough´s surface with a very thin layer of
Roll the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes; cut it into small pieces of 6-7 cm each.
Stick the edges of each individual piece together and slightly press into the middle to form a ball. Coat each ball in flour.
For the stuffing start by mixing cottage cheese, feta cheese , eggs, minced, scallion stalks and dill. Stir everything together. Peel and grate the boiled potatoes. For a different stuffing you can use: mashed potatoes
with browned onion, sautéed cabbage with onion, pitted cherries, pumpkin or grated apples with cinnamon.
One by one, roll out each dough ball and give it a slight oval shape. Cover half of each oval with stuffing and
fold with the other half, press well to stick the edges together.
Fry the pies in a preheated skillet on both sides. If you fry them over high heat, it will result in crispy pies.