Dill and Cheese Pogaca Recipe
I had a great Sunday yesterday, where I just got up from my bed to go to the kitchen. You can't believe what comes to mind from where you sit. Today I will introduce you to one of the most innocent of them.
Yesterday, I lay like this again in front of the TV, watching one of the American detective series. Suddenly, the smell of mahaleb came to my mind. Let me explain how it happened. So I started to smell a smell that was not there. In other words, my brain started playing tricky tricks on me. All of a sudden, these donuts took shape before my eyes. First my sense of smell and then my sight pushed me to make these pastries. At that moment, I felt that I was eating those pastries.
On the other hand, I'm delirious to myself, now I'm going to make a pastry with mahaleb, there was dill in the fridge, so I could put it in it as well. I'm telling you all this for those who say, where does it come from, to do such things. It's these crazy thoughts that drive me into the kitchen.
Rumor has it that Mimar Sinan received an order from the sultan to build one of his mosques, but the construction never started. The rumors reached the ears of the sultan. The Sultan took his men and went to inspect Sinan. He has reached the place where the mosque will be built so that what can he see. Sinan sits in the middle of the empty field and thinks. The sultan roared, "Bre Sinan, what is this state of yours?" Sinan, who got up from his seat, came to the sultan, sometimes by walking around as if he were descending the stairs, and sometimes by lowering his head to avoid hitting the ceiling. That's when he realized that Sultan Sinan had not started the construction yet, but that he had actually finished the construction in his mind.
I'm not going to equate myself with "Koca Sinan" just because I made a simple pastry, but my complete plan-program structure before attempting a job doesn't look like him either. Even though I couldn't produce a masterpiece that would impress the whole world as a result of my plans yesterday, I slept last night with the satisfaction of having achieved something I wanted.
- 2 eggs (yolk of one is for topping),
- 200 butter, at room temperature,
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt,
- 4-5 cups all purpose flour,
- 2 teaspoons of ground mahaleb,
- 1 teaspoon salt,
- 1 teaspoon baking powder,
- 1 handful minced dill,
- White cheese or ricotta cheese (drain before using) for filling,
- Black cumin seeds for topping.
- Stir together butter, 1 egg, 1 egg white, yogurt, salt, dill, ground mahaleb and baking powder in a large bowl,
- Pour flour part by part and knead until you reach a non-stick dough,
- Make balls a little bigger than walnuts,
- Press in your hand, put cheese inside, cover and roll a ball,
- Place the balls into baking sheet covered with parchement paper,
- Bake in a 180 C degrees pre-heated oven until golden on top.