Pagash - Polish Pizza

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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • For dough, combine warm water, yeast, and the 1 teaspoon sugar; stir to dissolve yeast; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix 1-1/2 cups of the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Make a well in the center; stir in egg.
  • Heat milk to 100F and stir into flour mixture.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons melted margarine and the oil.
  • Stir in yeast mixture.
  • Using a spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface.
  • Knead in enough remaining flour to make a oderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total).
  • Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl.
  • Turn dough once and cover.
  • Let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
  • Meanwhile for filling, place potatoes in a medium saucepan; add water to cover.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Bring to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender and drain.
  • Add cheese, 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, and the 1/4 teaspoon
  • Punch dough down.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough into a 15x12-inch rectangle.
  • Transfer rectangle to a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Spread filling over dough to within 1 inch of edges.
  • Roll remaining dough to a 15x12-inch rectangle; place over filling.
  • Pinch edges to seal.
  • Prick dough every 2 inches to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake in a 400ºF. oven about 20 minutes or until golden brown, covering with foil the last 5 minutes.
  • Brush with 1 tablespoon melted margarine.
  • Serve warm or cool.
  • NOTE: you can also add sautée sliced onions and garlic to the mashed potatoes for more flavor, if you like.

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