Pogaca (Turkish Stuffed Buns)

I saw this recipe on another blog (called giverecipe), from a Turkish lady.  Thought I would give it a shot.  They turned out really good, and the filling possibilities are endless really.  I followed the recipe as directed, but filled half of them with ham and cheese for the ‘kids version’ and I topped theirs with toasted sesame seeds rather than poppyseeds, I used the original for Alex and I.  These would be great stuffed with pizza fillings, other cheeses, meats, really whatever you like!  A keeper recipe for sure.  I have also seen this recipe using yogurt in the dough mixture, I may try this next time too.  I should note that next time I make them – I will make them smaller (as she does in her recipe) as I think they would be better with less dough and more filling, therefore, I will change this next time I make them, I made mine a little bigger this time.  Thanks for the recipe!

Also for the oven conversion (350 F)

Yumuşacık Poğaça (Courtesy of Giverecipe.com)
For its dough:
–    4 cups flour
–    ¼ cup warm milk
–    1 tbsp dry instant yeast
–    ½ cup vegetable oil
–    1 tbsp sugar
–    1 tsp salt
–    ¾ cup mineral water
For its filling:
–    Half bunch of parsley
–    1 ½ cup feta cheese
For coating their top:
–    1 egg yolk
–    Poppy seeds

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.

Chop the parsley and mix it with cheese

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.

Preheat the oven at 180C/350F – Bake (25-30 mins) until nicely browned on the top


2 thoughts on “Pogaca (Turkish Stuffed Buns)

  1. Hi,

    How long do you cook them?

    I have made something similar called Hoddie buns. With hamburger, spices & sauerkraut in them. I have also done pizza filling. YUM.

    Happy cooking,


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