Friday, October 19, 2012


There are certain foods from childhood that you hold special.  Nothing takes its place.  This is one of those.  Last night, I was watching a Turkish show on the internet.   They were having Pogaca for breakfast with Turkish tea.  I just had to have some.  I prepared "breakfast for dinner" for my family.  This recipe makes a lot of dough so, I made some plain ones to serve with some cold cuts as sandwich bread, flattened some and fried in a little bit of oil as well as Feta filled pastries.

1 cup warm milk
1 cup warm water
1 cup oil
1.5 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon yeast
1.5 teaspoon sugar
4 - 5 cups flour
250 gr. Feta Cheese
1 egg white (save the yolk for glaze)
4 table spoon finely chopped parsley (optional)

1 egg yolk
Sesame seeds (optional)

  • Add 1.5 teasoon of sugar to 1 cup of warm mik.  Stir.  Add yeast and stir again and set aside for 15 minutes to allow the yeast to rise
  • Prepare the filling by grading the Feta cheese and mixing with the rest of the filling ingredients
  • Put 3 cups of flour in a big bowl.  Make a little dent in the middle.  Add water, oil, salt and the yeast and start mixing to start forming a dough. 
  • Continue to knead and add flour to get a soft dough
  • Cover and set aside for 2 hours
  • When ready, use my easy method (rather than rolling it out and cutting out pieces; although that is certainly an option) by taking small pieces of dough and flatten it in your palm.  Add a teaspoon of the filling and close it over (see the collage at the bottom)
  • Put them on a lined pan
  • Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of cold water and brush a bit on each of the pogacas
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cook until golden brown (approx. 45 minutes)

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