Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

by | Mar 3, 2023 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Here is a new recipe that extends the list of Hungarian pogácsa variations. Pepita scones (tökmagos pogácsa) are made from a yeast dough containing flour, butter, egg and sour cream. Pepitas are a type of pumpkin seed that come from specific varieties of pumpkin. Pepitas are naturally hull-free and are only found in oilseed or Styrian pumpkins.

(Source of the recipe: stahl.hu)

Pepita scones
Pepita scones / Tökmagos pogácsa – photo: zserbo.com
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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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