Serbian "pogacha" Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by diner524

"Pogacha" is a hearty white bread claimed by Serbians, Croatians and Macedonians. There are as many recipes for it as there are shapes. This one-rise recipe produces a round loaf. Posted for ZWT 4 Eastern Europe region.

Top Review by JPsBarbie

Loved this bread! It had a different texture than the other breads I have been making and had a slightly sweet taste. It was very easy to make and since the KitchenAid did all the kneading I managed to make bread without getting flour all over! We enjoyed it with some soup for dinner. (8)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scald milk and add butter. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and sugar and stir until dissolved.
  2. Measure 5 cups flour into work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add milk-yeast mixture, sour cream, oil, egg and salt. Mix well.
  3. Switch to dough hook and knead on medium-low for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Turn out into a large greased bowl. Flip dough over to grease both sides, cover and let rise until doubled.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Punch down dough and place in a 10-inch round greased pan with high sides (about 3 inches) or handshape into a 10-inch round and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Using a sharp knife or a "lame," slash top of dough three times. Some make an "X" on top. Bake about 1 hour or until instant-read thermometer registers 190 degrees. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

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