Monday, February 8, 2010



Mahaleb smells heavenly. I used mahaleb in this recipe before and there are a few other recipes with this spice which I will post them soon. You can find mahaleb either in Mediterranean stores or from online Turkish stores.

Makes 24 pogacas.

  • white of 1 egg
  • 3/4 up of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/3 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp of ground mahaleb
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp of vinegar
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour (approx )
  • cream cheese
  • yolk of 1 egg
In a big mixing bowl, take egg white and whisk. Add vegetable oil, yogurt, baking soda, ground mahaleb, vinegar, sugar, salt and mix. Add flour slowly and knead. Continue adding flour until the dough reaches soft consistency.
Take a small piece of dough ( about the size of a walnut ) and make it flat with your palms. Place 1 tsp of cream cheese in the middle of the dough and close it up. Place a parchment paper on a baking tray an put the pogacas on the tray. Brush all of the pogacas with egg yolk.
Preheat the oven 350F and bake until pogacas are golden brown.


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Cherine said...

These pastries look delicious with the cream cheese filling!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This spice is fantastic! Your pagaça must taste wonderful!



Düğme Bay'la BinbirçeşniHayat said...

mahlep gerçekten miss kokar ben tuzlu kurabıyelerede eklerim bazen keklerede...ellerine saglık iffetcim....


My Turkish Kitchen said...

Please ask any questions you might have either about the recipe or the spice. I will be happy to answer.

Tnahk you Cherine and Rosa.


Yemekbahane said...

Harika gözküyorlar. Bloğunuza bayıldım. Mutfağımızı bu şekilde tanıtmanız müthiş...

Ellerinize sağlık

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Ilginize tesekkurler Muge, ben de Yemekbahane'yi zevkle takip ediyorum.

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Salihacim tesekkurler.

sema said...

my favorite is the pastry section! Loved all the recipes, thanks for sharing!

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Thank you Sema.

Aziza said...

Dear Iffer,

I love pogacas and I love to prepare them too because they are not too difficult and the result is usually great. I tried this recipe and was very very good! The mahlep gave it a delicious sweet scent and flavour, I'm very impressed.

I used feta cheese with some cream cheese as a filling, seasoned with fresh dill :)

Anonymous said...

Can I use cardamon instead of mahlep? or some other spice?

My Turkish Kitchen said...

No, you cannot use cardamon instead of mahlep.