Help please! I am trying to surprise my mother-in-law with something she used to buy in a Hungarian bakery, but cannot find any more. She used to buy something called a Pagozch(spelled wrong). It looks like a scone/biscuit. I have learned there are two types, one savory made with lard, and the other sweet with butter. I am looking for the sweet version. Can anyone help? I live in Nassau County, but would be willing to travel a little to find this. Thanks.
Hiya , here is a recipe for pogacsa , you can add more sugar , but too much and it burns, the standard pogacsa uses pork fat .
500gr/4 cups flour; 1tbsp sugar ; 10gr yeast ; 2 egg yolks ; 1/2 cup / 120 mls sour cream ; pinch salt - mix / sift flour n sugar n salt ~ sour cream should be room temp , add to it the yeast and the eggs and mix well ~ add this to flour and make a dough ~ roll out and fold into four like a hanky ~ rest for 20 mins , then repeat 2 MORE TIMES, important as it gives the layers ~roll out to 1/4 thick and score across the dough criss cross, then cut out circles with a glass to the size you like, smaller is dainty for a lady ~ floured tray , brush with egg yolk ~ bake for 30 - 40 mins at about 400 f / 190 d ~ watch for burning under ~variations are with ground poppy seed , honey , walnut, but you need to practice the basic recipe first~ best of luck and enjoy ~
I have fond memories of my grandmother's delicious sweet pogacsa. These days, I get my Hungarian treats at Andre's Cafe on 2nd Avenue. The cafe itself isn't kosher but the desserts they sell in front are. They may be connected to the bakery and website listed above, in another reply. Andre's has all sorts of delicious goodies, like Dobosh Torte, cabbage and other strudels and Floden (sp?). Worth checking out.
It's called pogacsa, pronounced Po-Got-Cha. I have no idea what you mean about savory/sweet. They are always savory, in my experience. They most certainly do not have to be made with lard. My MIL makes them with margarine usually. There are Szatmar places in W'burg that make pogacsa. Try the recipe at the link below, but I'd recommend farmer cheese instead of cottage cheese.