"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.
Scald milk and add butter. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and sugar and stir until dissolved.
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.
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.
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.
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.