Thursday, December 09, 2004

Snack, Cheese, Scone: Sajtos Pogácsa (Cheesy Poofs)


  • 60 dkg flour
  • 30 dkg butter
  • 3 dkg yeast (about 1.5 eating spoons full)
  • 1 egg
  • 10 dkg shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 coffee spoon salt


  • Prepare the yeast with warm milk by heating about 1/2 cup of milk and mixing the yeast in. When it is ready, it will all rise to the top of the milk.
  • Mix together the salt and the flour.
  • Crumble the butter into the flour/salt with your fingers. Butter should end up in smaller than pea sized chunks.
  • Add the egg and cheese and begin to form a dough.
  • Next add the yeast and milk. Knead into a dough, adding as much milk as is necessary to form a harder dough.
  • Cover the dough and place in a warm place to let rest for 1 hour
  • After the hour, knead the dough and let rest for 15 minutes. Repeat this 3 times
  • Next roll the dough to be about 1 inch thick and slit the top in a small 1/4 inch grid. You aren't creating huge cuts, but enough to let the top spread some when baking.
  • Brush the top of the dough with egg and sprinkle with some more shredded cheese. I like to mix a little parmesan or asiago cheese into the sprinkles on top.
  • Next cut out using whatever size you desire. A large shot glass tends to work well.


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Put the cheesy poofs on a baking sheet and let sit for another 10 minutes or so before putting in the oven.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Again, this is a great snack item to have around at parties. They are tasty, buttery, cheesy bits of goodness.