Pogaca (Feta Dumplings) - Turkey
July 07, 2017
"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."
- 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
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.
Mix the canola oil, butter, yogurt, eggs, sour cream, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
Gradually stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients to form a soft dough.
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.
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.
Spoon 1 scant tablespoon of filling into the center of the circle.
Bring the edges of the circle together over the filling, and pinch them together to make a fat, round little stuffed dumpling.
Set the dumplings onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, seam sides down.
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.
Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are shiny, brown, and crackled, 20 to 30 minutes.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.