Kolay Pogaca (very basic and easy recipe for making pogaca/ turkish bread)

Ulfet showed me how to make this. The important thing she says is to keep mixing the dough till its airy, so your breads will be fluffy. And you will also develop stronger muscles :)

You can make any kind/shape bread with this dough. You can make mini pizzas using the same dough.

Pogaca - Turkish Ornate Bread

1 1/2 tbsp yeast,
1 1/2 tbsp sugar,
warm water (enough to soak the sugar and yeast)
1 cup warm milk,
1 cup oil
1 egg
all purpose flour
sesame seeds and 1 egg yellow


Let yeast, sugar and warm water sit for about 10-15 mins, till the surface is bubbly. Now add the warm milk, oil, salt, and egg. Mix a little bit. Now start adding flour spoon by spoon. Knead the dough a million times (kidding!) but yes lots of times, adding flour in between and again knead. Finally stop adding the flour when the dough does not stick to the sides of the mixing bowl.

Divide the dough in 3 parts, using a little flour, and a rolling pin, roll out into flat discs. Using a pizza cutter, make about 6-8 cuts passing through the center.
At this point, you can either put cheese filling/meat filling/potato filling, basically any filling of your choice.

Roll it to form mini croissants.

Arrange on a baking tray, let it rise for about 15-20 mins. Then brush the tops with egg yellow, sprinkle black sesame seeds and bake at 350 deg F. Finally broil for a couple of minutes.

Wait a few minutes, before you serve. (You may make this in advance, and freeze it after its completely cooled. When you need to serve, thaw on your countertop for about half an hour, then just microwave and serve!)

This is so good, as breakfast, snack, anytime!

2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Jo jo

    I’m just doing them right now!! I wanted to do something different for breakfast, I’m always a bit scared when it comes to yeast dough, but with your recipe everything went so smoothly :)
    I haven’t put any filling inside as at my home we all have different tastes but I’m sure they will be perfect to cut in half and spread with jam or filled with some ham cheese and everything you want to :)
    I would be delighted if you could share with me some other turkish recipies!!

    March 28th, 2015

  2. VV

    Dear Jojo,

    I am glad the pogacas came out good. Yes, it comes out great with or without filling. It is a basic recipe which adapts well.
    I have lots of turkish recipes on the right under Turkish.
    If you havent tried the famous turkish dessert Kunefe, you must!

    Sorry for replying late.

    Take care and thanks again!

    May 20th, 2015

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