- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon yeast
- 1 dessert spoon salt
- 6-7 cups flour
Pogaca is a kind of pastry and people in Turkey have them in their breakfast. There are many varieties of this pastry like olive, cheese, sujuk, potato, sausage etc. This recipe is for plain one, but if you wish, you can add other ingredients in it like some feta or kashkaval cheese, olive, potato and even chocolate paste. Besides, you can put these ingredients and some tomato, cucumber etc. while you’re having your breakfast by dividing the pogaca into two. Think it like a sandwich bread.
A kneading bowl
An oven tray
A pastry brush
A medium sized pot
Pour the milk to pot and simmer until it gets a bit warm.
Add sugar and yeast onto milk and set aside for 10 minutes.
When yeast swells, pour it in to a kneading bowl and add oil, salt and 1 egg onto it. Then sprinkle flour little by little and knead until it is softer like “earlobe”.
Cover the top of the bowl with a towel and set it aside for 35-40 minutes. Wait until it completely swells.
When dough is completely swelled, take pieces that fit into your palm and roll them.
Spread the dough on your palm by pressing on it and make pogaca shapes by folding from their edges.
Put pogaca shaped doughs onto tray and egg wash all of them wth the remaining egg.
Bake in oven preheated to 180 °C (355 °F) until their tops turn brown.