Olive Pogaca (Zeytinli Pogaca)
9 Tbsp plain yogurt
6 Tbsp canola oil
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp salt
1 egg white (yolk goes for top)
2-3 cups flour
Nigella/poppy seeds for top
1 ½ cup sliced black olives
Place all of the dough ingredients in a wide and deep bowl. Mix them all and knead with your hands till the dough gets elastic, non sticky and smooth. Grab egg size pieces of dough and flatten with your palms. Place one tea spoonful of black olives in the middle. Give it an oval shape close it up on top as you see in the picture. Stick the edges pressing with your fingers.
Place the pogacas over a greased oven tray and glaze with egg yolk. Sprinkle with nigella/poppy seeds and bake at preheated180 Coven till they get light brown.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com )