Pogaca



This is such a delightful treat and goes perfect along side a cup of coffee. This Turkish pastry will remind you of a flaky biscuit but the taste of olive oil, nigella and feta will remind you of the Mediterranean with each bite you take. This is one easy pastry as it requires no chilling, no rising and pretty much no work.

10 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 tablespoon nigella
70 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
3/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Top:
1 egg yolk , beaten

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, butter, olive oil, nigella, egg and yogurt, mix well. With hands form mixture until it becomes a soft dough, set in fridge. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add parsley and feta, mix until blended.

2. Take dough and make golf ball size, you should get 22. Make a hole with your picky then a bowl like shape. Place feta mixture inside and seal. Place on a baking tray. Brush each pogaca with egg yolk for glazing. Bake for 20 minutes.

Yields: 22

Adapted from Binnurs Turkish Cookbook

1 fabulous comments:

Anonymous said...

what is nigella?

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