Turkish Savory Pastry with spinach, red pepper and cheese

“Pogacoh” we call, these are very traditional breakfast or tea time treats in Turkey and have different kind of fillings : cheese, potato, ground meat,spinach . In this recipe I used corn flour and spinach and kale as well as red pepper and feta cheese.I used 2 cups of corn flour and 1,5 cups wheat flour for the dough.But next time I will use 1 cup corn flour 2 cups of wheat flour instead.I like crunchy taste,my daughter really love it, but I am adjusting this recipe for the better taste. another trick is if you are using spinach or kale,and bell peppers, you sprinkle a tea spoon salt over them, a few minutes later you will squeeze excess water out of the vegetables.or use ground meat with sauteing onions in a small pan with little oil,with ground meat adding salt .pepper and some garlic,maybe some tomato paste for the color,and cool it for filling.


  1. 10-20 baby spinach leaves
  2. 1 tea spoon salt
  3. 1 cup crumble feta cheese
  4. 1/2 cup green onions,/optional
  5. 1/2 tsp grated ginger/optional
  6. for the Dough:
  7. 1 stick melted butter,(cooled down)
  8. 4 oz vegetable oil
  9. 1 egg
  10. 3 tbl spoon plain yogurt
  11. 1 tsp salt
  12. 1,5 tsp baking powder
  13. 1 cup corn flour
  14. 2 cup wheat flour
  15. for the topping:
  16. 1 yolk beaten
  17. sesame and /or nigella seeds to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. cut spinach,kale red pepper,in a bowl sprinkle 1 tsp salt, few mints later get rid of excess water by squeezing.

  2. Add crumbled feta cheese to veggies,

  3. In another large bowl start making dough by mixing butter,egg,corn flour,baking powder, vegetable oil,salt, yogurt,

  4. Mixing and slowly adding wheat flour until dough reaches consistency of a soft dough.

  5. You will add dough cheese mixture,folding couple of times.

  6. Take a small mandarin size dough, make kind of half moon or oval shape,put on a baking tray covered baking paper. brush shaped dough with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle some sesame and nigella seeds.bake about 30 minutes.

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