I've found the original recipe on Pinterest, but it was in Russian. When I've made these flat cakes, our non-Russian speaking friends liked them very much, so I've translated the recipe for them. You can check the original recipe HERE
So, here it goes!
500 ml yogurt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp oil
500-550 g flour
50 g butter
salt to taste
more oil for greasing and frying
more butter for greasing cakes when ready
You can use almost anything for the filling. Just few examples:
Pour yogurt into a large bowl and add baking soda. Set aside for 2-3 minutes until it becomes foamy. Add egg and 2 tbsp oil, mix well. Sieve the flour into the bowl with liquid mixture, knead a soft dough. It can be a little sticky, but it’s ok. Dust it with flour, cover with a towel and set aside for 10 minutes.
Grease the working surface with oil and roll the dough into a cylinder. Cut to 8-9 pieces. Roll each piece into a circle 1.5 cm thick. Put a reasonable amount of filling in the center, pinch the edges, squeeze shut, turn upside down and flatten a little with your hand. Set aside for 2-3 minutes.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the cakes, covered, on both sides until golden brown. Grease each cake with butter when hot to make it softer when it cools down. If you make savory cakes, you can also sprinkle each one with salt, and if you’re making the sweet ones you can dust them with powdered sugar.
Mostly Yanka, but sometimes her husband can't contain his awe :-)