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Pogaca Savory Pastry with Curd Cheese and Parsley

Pogaca Recipe
Pogaca Recipe


What Does Yeast Do ?

I guess I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said yeast is indispensable in pastry recipes. Yeast is actually a miraculous micro-organism that allows the dough to rise. Both fresh and dry yeast are used especially in bread varieties that we consume daily, in many grain foods and in pastry dishes. However, using yeast alone may not be enough to prepare a delicious pastry recipe. When you prepare your pastry recipe, it has a great importance that the ingredients that you will use should be at room temperature, the flour should be sifted, the dough should be kneaded until it gets a smooth consistency, and the cloth you cover over the dough must be moistened for a correct fermentation.

Is It Possible to Make Pastry Without Yeast ?

If you say that you can not prepare a delicious pastry without using yeast, it is clear that you are wrong. If you have some baking powder or baking soda at home, you can prepare easy pastries that are well puffed. Let's say you notice that you don't have yeast in your house. However, you found that there is some baking soda in your kitchen drawer. You can easily use baking soda to make the pastry rise. Moreover, the pastries made with baking soda will be harder, the marble cakes made with baking soda will have a denser consistency, and finally, the cookies made with baking soda will be more durable. However, you need to pay attention to one point when using carbonate. If you use too much baking soda, your dough will rise too much and its taste will deteriorate.

This time our recipe is a delicious, easy cheesy savory pastry recipe that you will love and want to make every day. Your delicious pastry dough, which you will prepare it without waiting for fermentation, meets with a mixture of cheese and parsley. And there will be soft cheese buns that will add color to your hea hours. We hope that the tables of all our friends who will apply and eat this easy pastry recipe without yeast will be filled with delicacies!

Pogaca Savoury Pastry Without Yeast Tips 

Make sure that the ingredients you will use for making the pastry are at room temperature. Cheese buns that are prepared with ingredients at room temperature will be fluffier and more delicious.

It is also possible to prepare fluffy pastries by using baking powder or baking soda without using yeast. You can use whatever ingredient you have in your home at that time.

If you sift the flour you will use in making the pastry, your dough will be smoother and more viscous.

You can use different types of cheese while preparing your pastry. We used curd cheese in our recipe. You can use cheddar cheese, aged cheddar or different cheeses.

If you spread egg yolk and sprinkle some black cumin or sesame seeds on your pastries, your pastry will have a better appearance and will be more delicious.

If you prepare your pastries with carbonate, your pastries will be more durable, you can consume them the next day without getting stale.

I recommend that you consume your pastries hot with a hot cup of tea at breakfast or tea times.

Serving                   :  4-6 People

Preparation Time    :  30 Minutes

Baking Time            :  30 Minutes

Pogaca Ingredients

1 Cup (200 ml) of Yogurt

1 Cup (200 ml) of Olive Oil

Quarter Bunch of Chopped Parsley

200 gram of Curd Cheese

1 Teaspoon of Salt

2 Eggs

1 Packet of Baking Powder

4,5 Cups (900 ml) Flour

Half Teaspoon of Baking Soda

How to Make Savory Pastry Pogaca ?

Make sure that the ingredients you will use for making the pastry are at room temperature.

Pour 1 cup (200 ml) olive oil in a deep bowl.

Add 1 cup (200 ml) yogurt.

Add 1 egg yolk and 2 egg whites.

Stir the ingredients well.

Add 4,5 cups (900 ml) sifted flour.

Add 1 packet of baking powder.

Add half teaspoon of baking soda.

Add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Knead the dough well.

Cover the pastry dough with a cling film.

Let the pastry dough rest about 15 minutes.

Mix 200 gram of curd cheese with quarter bunch of chopped parsley on a plate.

This will be our pogaca filling.

Take pieces from pogaca dough and fill them with cheese and parsley mixture.

Put a greaseproof paper on an oven tray.

Place the filled pogaca doughs on the greaseproof paper.

Spread the egg yolk on the savoury pastry doughs.

Sprinkle some black cumin seeds or sesame seeds on the doughs.

Bake the doughs at 180 degrees about 25 minutes.

Serve the pogaca cheese buns hot.

Bon appetit.

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