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Poca (Cheese in Pastry)

Poca  (Cheese in Pastry) created by Debber

Back in the '70's, I was a member of a monthly dinner club among a group of graduate students at Illinois. Eating healthily wasn't a big priority back then and we had a ball with international dinners. (I have no idea how authentic we were!) This comes from our "Greco - Turkish" dinner. Can be made ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before brushing with milk and baking.

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1hr 15mins
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directions

  • With a whisk or mixer, combine the egg, yogurt, olive oil and butter until well blended.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder and stir to form a smooth dough.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In another bowl, combine the cheese, salt, pepper, chives and parsley.
  • Roll a piece of dough the size of a walnut into a smooth ball. Hollow out the middle and fill with 1/2 t of the cheese mixture. Seal the dough around the filling and form into a ball again. Continue until all the dough is used.
  • Lightly butter a cookie sheet. Place the cheese balls on the pan. Brush each with milk.
  • Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.
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"Back in the '70's, I was a member of a monthly dinner club among a group of graduate students at Illinois. Eating healthily wasn't a big priority back then and we had a ball with international dinners. (I have no idea how authentic we were!) This comes from our "Greco - Turkish" dinner. Can be made ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before brushing with milk and baking."
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  1. Chef Kate
    So rich! So buttery! This is a recipe only to be made once in a while--when one deserves a splurge, these are a great treat. And the aroma while they are baking is super--eaters appear in the kitchen as if under a spell. Thanks, Barbry!
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  2. Debber
    Poca  (Cheese in Pastry) Created by Debber
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  3. Debber
    This is a yummy-lischious delight! I ended up using some crescent roll dough (needed to be used up), so that was a bit different than called for, but no one complained! Cheddar for the cheese...Wisconsin's best!...and wow! Nummy. These very much reminded me of deep-fried cheese curds (which are "normal" snack fare in these parts), only better. *Photo Tag, 2007*
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  4. BarbryT
    Back in the '70's, I was a member of a monthly dinner club among a group of graduate students at Illinois. Eating healthily wasn't a big priority back then and we had a ball with international dinners. (I have no idea how authentic we were!) This comes from our "Greco - Turkish" dinner. Can be made ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before brushing with milk and baking.
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