Sunday, September 13, 2020

TURKISH POGACA


 TURKISH POGACA





Pogaca are small, traditional savory pastries in Turkey that are generally preferred for breakfasts. Usually people stop by these pastry shops early in the morning on their way to work to buy some of these little pogacas for a quick breakfast.

 

Ingredients:

for its dough:

  • 1 tbsp dry instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mineral water
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

for its filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Half bunch of parsley

for coating their top:

  • Poppy seeds
  • 1 egg yolk

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix sugar and yeast with milk. Combine all the dough ingredients including this milk mixture and mix them well. You can add a little more flour or mineral water if either of them is not enough. You should have a pliable and nonsticky dough. Cover it with a moist cloth and let it rest for 45 min.
  2. Chop the parsley and mix it with cheese.
  3. Take a small piece from the dough and flatten it with your hands. You can do this on the counter. Put a tsp of cheese mixture on it and close it up folding the edges upwards like a bundle. Do the same for the rest of the dough. Place a parchment paper in a baking tray and place the pogacas on it. The folded side of pogacas should be at the bottom to have a ball shape.
  4. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  5. eat the egg yolk well and coat all the pogacas with it using a brush. And sprinkle poppy seeds on each pogaca. Bake them about 30 minutes until they get golden. Enjoy your breakfast!