A savory Turkish stuffed pastry made with lamb, feta cheese, and fresh veggies & herbs.
Prep and dice all veggies and herbs. Due to the volume of ingredients relative to the size of our cast iron pans, we cooked the veggies separately from the meat, then combined all ingredients in a bowl at the end.
Put olive oil in pan over medium low heat (4 on our stovetop). Add onions, peppers and cook until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally.
Add all other veggies and herbs + salt and pepper. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes until all ingredients are cooked and kale is wilted. Remove from heat and place in bowl.
Cook meat over medium low heat until completely done. We removed 1/2 cup of liquified fat from the pan at the end to make sure the poğaças didn't get too soggy. Depending on the fat content of your meat and your taste preferences, you may not want to remove any fat.
Add cooked meat to cooked veggies and stir together. Add crumbled feta cheese and stir together. Toast cup of pine nuts in sauce pan over medium low heat stirring constantly until slightly toasted on the outside (about five minutes). Add pine nuts to rest of stuffing and stir to incorporate. Taste the filling to make sure it's adequately salted to your liking.
Proof the yeast in 2 cups warm water (about 100F).
Combine all dry ingredients and mix together.
Add all wet ingredients (oil, yeast + water, yogurt or kefir). Mix together.
Let it rise for ~1hour. This is a good time to make the stuffing!
Once bread has doubled in size, form into balls a little larger than the size of a baseball. This recipe should yield 10-12 balls.
Roll out each ball and stuff with about 1 cup of filling each. Use egg wash to hold the flaps in place. You'll also want to brush some egg over the top of the Pogacas before putting in the oven. See photos, video, and instructions in article for more details and tips.
See instructions and tips in the article if cooking in a wood-fired cob oven.
If cooking in a conventional gas or electric oven, preheat oven to 350F and cook poğaças until crust is golden brown on the outside, about 30 minutes.
Poğaças (made in a wood-fired or conventional oven) https://www.tyrantfarms.com/recipe-turkish-pogacas/