Simple Cheese Pogácsa

Simple Cheese Pogácsa

Flaky, cheesy biscuits give a nod to Southern cooking but stay true to their Hungarian heritage.

These pogácsa (po-gah-tcha), Hungarian for “biscuit,” are perfect for parties.

Serves: 60 Save

Ingredients (12)


  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Active Dry Yeast Packet
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 5 oz Gruyere Cheese
  • 1 T Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1¾ Unsalted Butter Sticks
  • ½ cup Sour Cream


  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 oz Gruyere Cheese
  • or 2 oz Swiss Cheese


  1. Combine milk, yeast and sugar and let stand until yeast is softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, cheese, salt, eggs, butter, yeast mixture and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix on low speed until dough comes together. Beat on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes. The dough should be smooth and not sticky.
  3. Roll dough 1/2-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Make a shallow cross-hatched pattern with the point of a sharp knife over the top of the dough and brush with egg yolk. Sprinkle cheese on top, and cut out rounds with a 1- to 1 1/2-inch cutter.
  4. Arrange circles in rows on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1/4-inch apart. Put pan in a cold oven and set temperature to 400F. Bake about 25 minutes, until pogácsa are nicely browned on their tops and bottoms. Let cool completely and store airtight. Pogácsa may also be frozen up to 1 month. Thaw and reheat at 225F for 20 minutes.