I couldn’t write to my blog for a while due to my exams at my Naturopathic college; it was very intense but hopefully it went fine. I am enjoying to learn new things about nutrition, health, diseases and really looking forward to helping people who have health problems or would like to be healthier.
Today I would like to share my new recipe; it is called “Pogaca” similar to pasties . It is savoury, GF, refine sugar-free but it is delicious. You can have it for breakfast or tea time with a nice cup of tea.
I love pogaca but I couldn’t eat it after my GF diet and I have been searching easy recipes to adapt into GF diet. In Turkey, it is a” must ” in tea time and they use white flour to make it. I replaced it with GF oat flour and worked well. Hope you will enjoy it.
But you should bear in mind although it is Gluten-free, oats are containing protein called “Avenin” similar to Gluten found in Wheat, Barley and Rye and some people can also react to that. Buy GF oats which are not contaminated with other grains.
Here is the recipe:( use the same glass to measure ingredients)
3 glass GF oat flour
1 glass unsweetened organic yoghurt( I use my homemade yoghurt)
1/2 glass melted grass-fed butter ( I use Kerrygold grass-fed Irish butter)
1 tsp GF baking powder
2 pinch of Himalayan salt
1 organic free range egg- separated ( white goes into cheese mixture and yolk on the top)
1 handful parsley, chopped
3 tbsp organic dairy curd or crumbled feta cheese
Nigella and sesame seeds
Pre-heat the oven at 185 C and place a baking paper in a oven tray. Take a big bowl and put wet ingredients yoghurt and melted butter. In another bowl; mix flour, baking powder and one pinch of salt and add into wet ingredients. Stir slowly and make a soft dough. If it is still sticky, add more flour to make a soft dough.
In a small container; mix curd, egg white, chopped parsley and a pinch of salt together and set a side. Take a small pieces from Oat dough into your palm and make small circle shape in 2 mm thickness. Add 1/2 tsp of curd mixture in the middle and close it like a pasty. Make 12 pogaca’s like that and put them in the tray. Brush the top with egg yolk and sprinkle some seeds and bake it for 20 minutes or the top will be golden colour. Leave it cool down. I usually eat them when it is hot as I can’t wait. Enjoy!