Poğaça – Turkish feta dumplings (bread pasties)

These little beauties are great for breakfast or an afternoon snack served with turkish çay (tea) or even Ayran (turkish yogurt drink – see blog for recipe)

A lot of tradition turkish woman like to get together and have a natter while serving up these ❤️

You can also fill them with whatever you fancy! It doesn’t just have to be feta.

A few I like to use is sucuk, salami, potato, feta, tomato, spinach, mince meat ect .

You can make them any shape you like and tip with just an egg wash or sesame / poppy seeds.

P.s every house, every country and every person will have their own way of cooking these so don’t ever think your way is wrong because it’s not the same as someone else’s.


*2 eggs

  • *125g natural or Greek yogurt
  • *1tsp salt
  • *1.5tsp baking powder
  • *400gr flour
  • *75ml olive oil
  • * crumbled feta cheese
  • Garnish
  • *1egg
  • *1dsp sesame seeds
  • *1tsp olive oil
  • Method
  • In a large mixing bowl slightly whisk the eggs. Add and mix first the yogurt and then the olive oil.
    Sieve salt, flour and baking powder.
    If the yogurt is too dry you might need to reduce the amount of flour, so add the flour slowly.
    Knead with your hands adding the flour gradually, until you get a soft dough.
    Then make small-walnut sized balls. Flatten in your hand and add ingredients of your choice in the middle and close.
    Do not push too hard in the joining point. A gentle push will be enough.
    Place each savory pastry on an oven tray. They shouldn’t touch each other and should have enough space to expand.
    In a small bowl wish an egg yolk and a tablespoon of olive oil. Using an egg brush, or your hand spread this mixture
    on the savory pastries.
    Then sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds.
    Cook in an oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes, They
    should be golden on top and on the bottom.
    See blog for turkish tea and ayran recipes

  • Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

    Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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