- 1 cup yogurt
- 6 1/4 cup flour
- 200 grams (0.44 pounds) butter or margarine (melted)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ cup warm water
- A pinch salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 200 grams (0.44 pounds) feta
In Turkey, when somebody says “pogaca”, we always think about “pogaca with some cheese in it”. As you guess, Turkish people love pogaca with white cheese (or feta) in it and especially with some sesame on it. This recipe is about simplest pogaca recipe with feta. We have white cheese (in Turkish beyaz peynir), but in other countries it is known as feta. However, you may use other cheese types like kashkaval, cheddar etc.
A kneading pot
An oven tray
A pastry brush
A food storage container
Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
Mix the granulated sugar and dry yeast with warm water together well.
Wait for 5 minutes until the yeast swells.
Add this mix, melted margarine, olive oil, yogurt and egg into the pot and mix.
Finally add the baking powder and flour little by little and knead.
When it is soft like earlobe, take the dough into the storage container and cover. Set aside for a night.
After a night, take egg sized pieces and roll.
Spread the dough with your hands and put feta on it, then close the dough up by folding from the edges and put it onto the tray with greased paper on it. Do the same for the remaining dough.
Egg wash all the pogacas and sprinkle some sesame if you wish. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.