Cook time= 6-10 minutes
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.
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.
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.
Combine the chopped dill weed or chopped parsley with the the mixed cheese.
Add the flour in the mixed milk.
Knead with your hand for 8-10 minutes.
or use food processor with kneading attachment .