Pogácsa (Hungarian Scones or Biscuits)

A simple biscuit that, when served warm, and fresh from the oven, will delight your guests with an aroma and taste that will remind them of home - no matter where they're from.

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cake compressed yeast
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Scant 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg for glaze


Sift the flour and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients, and work together to form a smooth dough. Roll out and fold over, so that the dough is four layers thick. Rest for 20 minutes in a cold place. Repeat the process twice more.

Then roll out the pastry to a thickness of just under 1/4 inch, and score the surface. Cut into rounds. Place these on a floured baking pan, brush with beaten egg, and bake in a preheated medium oven for 30-40 minutes until golden.

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