Pastry with Vinegar (Sirkeli Pogaca)
1 egg (its yolk will be used for eggwash)
2/3 cup oil
60-75 gr butter, melted
3 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 cup crumbled feta cheese or grated mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp baking powder
2 ½ cups flour (white, all purpose, sifted)
1 tsp sesame seeds
Put all the ingredients, except egg yolk and cheese, in a deep bowl and mix well with your hands. Add the crumbled feta or grated mozzarella cheese. Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes.
Take a piece of dough about the size of a shelled walnut and give it the shape of a ball by using the palm of your hands (you can adjust the size as you like).
Place the pieces on a greased baking tray. You can use baking paper if you want. Then brush each piece with beaten egg yolk for glazing. Spread the sesame seeds on the tops.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Bake for 18-20 minutes.
This recipe will make about 20-22 pieces. Serve warm.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com )