Pogaca (Feta Dumplings) - Turkey

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"The Pogaca is a popular and favorite pastry for the Turkish people especially for commuters on their way to work or for anyone wanting a quick and healthy and tasty snack. It is also well enjoyed for breakfast or an afternoon tea."

Original recipe yields 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (86.7 g)
  • Calories 277.2
  • Total Fat - 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 304.9 mg
  • Sodium - 282.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 10.2 g
  • Calcium - 152 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the flour with baking soda in a bowl; set aside.

Step 2

Mix the canola oil, butter, yogurt, eggs, sour cream, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Step 3

Gradually stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients to form a soft dough.

Step 4

Knead and squeeze the dough in the bowl until it is no longer sticky, about 5 minutes. Stir the feta cheese, parsley, olive oil, and paprika together in a bowl with a fork to make a filling.

Step 5

Make each dumpling by pinching off about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough; roll into a ball about 1 3/4 inches across between your hands, and press it into a flat circle 3 inches across on your palm.

Step 6

Spoon 1 scant tablespoon of filling into the center of the circle.

Step 7

Bring the edges of the circle together over the filling, and pinch them together to make a fat, round little stuffed dumpling.

Step 8

Set the dumplings onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, seam sides down.

Step 9

Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl, and brush the pogaca tops with the egg yolk. Sprinkle each with about 1/4 teaspoon of sesame seeds.

Step 10

Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are shiny, brown, and crackled, 20 to 30 minutes.

Tips & Variations

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Wow Forevermama, these little gems are wonderful. I love the flavor and texture of the dough, the filling is perfect. They were quick and easy to make with lovely results. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Made for CQ4 - Turkey.

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(5 Aug 2017)