Turkish Pogaça


  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup warm water, or more as needed
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon salted butter, or as needed
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, or to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup water, vegetable oil, salt, and yeast mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment; knead until pliable and not too sticky. Add a little flour if too soft, or warm water if too hard. Cover with a wet cloth and let sit at room temperature for 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking tray with butter.

  • Step 4

    Mix feta cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and chili powder together in a bowl until well combined.

  • Step 5

    Knead dough for 2 minutes. Divide it into 12 equal portions, and roll each one into a ball. Use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten each ball into a 2- to 3-inch circle. Add a spoon of cheese filling in the middles and fold the edges upward like a bundle, pressing to secure. Place on the prepared baking try, folded-sides down. Brush with milk and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

  • Step 6

    Bake on the top rack of the preheated oven until golden, 30 to 32 minutes.

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