HOMEMADE POGACA WITH CHEESE AND HERB

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Cook time= 6-10 minutes

Level= Easy

Serve= 12

Hello everyone, today recipe is Poğaça. Poğaça is a savory pastry. This Turkish poğaça recipe is easy and delicious.  Most commonly made with Turkish white cheese. Also there are various fillings like Feta cheese , Cheddar cheese, cooked and mashed  potato , olive or olive paste, sausage or a spicy Turkish sausage ( called Sucuk ), cooked ground beef. You can add a cheese mixture of fresh herbs like dill weed, parsley, or mint. The flavor of the herbs goes very well with cheese fillings.

INGREDIENTS

4 cup all purpose flour

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup olive oil

1 cup whole milk, warm

1 egg and 1egg white

1 and 1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp sugar

8-10gr, instant yeast ( approximate 1,5 tsp instant east )

For glaze= 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp milk, 1 tsp olive oil, mixed and set aside.

FOR FILLING INGREDIENTS

150gr. Turkish white cheese or Feta cheese, grated

50gr. Turkish kashkaval cheese or cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 cup dill weed, finely chopped ( optional)

1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped

Combine 2 type cheese in a bowl and add chopped dill weed or chopped parsley into the mixed cheese, set aside.

DIRECTION

1- Place the milk, salt, sugar, melted butter, olive oil, yeast in a big bowl and mix well.

2- Gradually add  the all-purpose flour in the bowl.Knead well with your hands for 8-10 minutes, until the dough comes together,(or use food processor with kneading attachment and medium speed, knead for 3-4 minutes.

3- Sprinkle a little extra flour if it’s too sticky and shape the dough like a ball. then cover with a sheet of cling-film. Let it rise in a warm place for 50-60 minutes or until doubled in size.

4- The dough has risen, place the dough over dusted surface and divide into 30 equal pieces, each piece about a size of walnut .( You can make them bigger if you prefer.) Roll each piece in to a ball then flat the ball dough with your fingertips. Place 1 tsp the filling mixture in the dough centre .

5- Fold the circle to cover the filling and make it a half moon shape ( or you can make a little ball shape).Place the stuffed dough pieces side by side on a baking parchment lined baking tray and cover with a clean tea towel . Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, in the meantime heat the oven to 250 degrees C.  Brush them with the glaze. If you desire, sprinkle with sesame seeds or black cumin seeds.

6- Bake  the rolls in the preheat oven for 8-10 minutes or until  nice and golden. Serve warm or cold.

Bon appetite!

 

Ingredients.

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Combine the chopped dill weed or chopped parsley with the the mixed cheese.

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Add the flour in the mixed milk.

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Knead with your hand for 8-10 minutes.

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or use food processor with kneading attachment .

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5 thoughts on “HOMEMADE POGACA WITH CHEESE AND HERB

  1. They look so good! I could eat the whole basket right now… 🙂

  2. I have never heard of these but hey look totally delicious! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for following my blog, yours is wonderful as well! I look forward to many palette tempting posts!

  3. I love the softness of Turkish bread, and this looks so easy with ways to twist the herbs and cheeses inside the bread – yummy! I think I’ll be saving this somewhere…

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