Friday, August 24, 2012

Food Friday - Poaca

Before I post the last installment of Turkey and Greece 2012 and move on to our giveaway, I thought I'd leave you with an easy and, more importantly, delicious Turkish recipe from my Sister in Law.

Driving back to Gundogan from Gumusluk we stopped at a tiny bakery for a snack...HEAVEN IN MY MOUTH!! It is called Poaca (pronounced po-ah-cha). It is best served room temperature with tea!

This recipe calls for Nigella Seeds. If you've never used them they look like black sesame seeds but they are not. They have a very distinct taste and in my opinion those and the dill make this recipe so special.

Poaca - Dill and Feta Snacks

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 3 Tbs yogurt
  • 4 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white (reserve yoke for an egg wash)
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 2 Tbs. Nigella Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Feta cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Finely chop 1 bunch dill (I used a food processor)
  3. Mix all ingredients together except egg yoke and Nigella seeds.
  4. Form dough into small balls and push balls to flatten in your hand.
  5. Fill with roughly a tsp. size of Feta cheese.
  6. Place formed Poagca on a lined baking sheet.
  7. Wash each with the egg yoke and sprinkle with Nigella seeds.
  8. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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