January means New Year, hopes and resolutions. Hoping to have snowy days and enjoying some hot chocolate with friends and family.

I absolutely don’t remember where I read it but according to numerous studies, February is the most depressing time of a year. After all Christmas spirit is over, I look forward to see New Year’s Eve. We have couple birthday celebrations on the way but then?

The best way to cheer me up is to spend some time in the kitchen. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh dough?
These are the stuffed buns (pogaca). You can fill them with anything (cooked ground beef, meat,cheese, cooked veggies)

3 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp dry yeast
2/3 cup (around 150 gr) soft butter
1/3 cup cold milk

I always prepare the dough in my bread maker. First cold milk, eggs. Then flour,sugar, salt and soft butter. Finally dry yeast.

It takes 1.30 hour to make a dough. If you enjoy to make a dough, that’s a plus. You can use the same recipe and make the dough on your own. Flour, salt, sugar: Mix them all. Add yeast, eggs, milk and butter. Knead them all. The dough will be soft but not sticky (That’s why it is much easier for me to make in bread maker)

Let them rest for a bit (approx 1 hour) Don’t forget to close it up tight.

Now it is all set to fill it up. Use your imagination 😉 You can fill it up with meat cooked with onions and other veggies, cheese, feta and parsley(my favorite) or mashed/boiled potato which is another recipe.

Egg wash all over the buns and cook in oven for 20 min in 350 F (approx 175 C )

Will keep adding the pictures 😉

Bon Appétit

Oz Confession: It is really hard not to finish them all. I even can’t wait to have them all when they are super hot. Don’t burn yourselves.

You can freeze this dough and can make mini pizzas for kids or your lunch bags and snacks too. Will keep posting the pictures!

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