Savory Biscuits with Cheese (Hungarian Pogacsa)

Savory Biscuits with Cheese (Hungarian Pogácsa)

This is my family recipe of Savory Biscuits with Cheese (Hungarian: pogacsa). The pogacsa is absoluteley the king of Hungarian savoury biscuits and we like much these savory, cheesy bites.

Savory Biscuits with Cheese (Hungarian Pogacsa)

Savory Biscuits with Cheese (Hungarian Pogacsa)

These Savory Biscuits with Cheese (Hungarian pogácsa) are easy to make. They are tasty snack and also perfect for parties.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: biscuits, cheesecake, feast, savory biscuits
Servings: 6 people
Author: Myreille


  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 330 grams sour cream (Hungarian: tejföl)
  • 100 grams butter (melted) (or margarine)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams Cheddar cheese (or Gouda cheese) (grated)
  • 15 grams baking powder


  • Line two large baking sheet with baking parchments.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, sour cream, one egg, melted butter, half of grated cheese and salt. Stir until become a dough. I usually use a stand mixer for making a dough. The dough should be nice and smooth and non-sticky.
  • Preheat the oven to 190℃ (375°F).
  • In a small bowl beat one egg lightly.
  • Roll the dough 1/2-inch-thick on the lightly floured surface.
  • Brush all over the rolled dough with beaten egg.
  • Make two single-folds. At first fold up the thirds of dough and fold down the thirds of dough, much like a letter is folded to fit into an envelope. Then fold the thirds of dough to left and fold the thirds of dough to right (cover the previous folding).
  • Roll the dough 1,5-cm-thick (1/2-inch-thick), brush the dough with egg and make two single-folds again.
  • Roll the dough 2,5-cm-thick (1-inch-thick). Make a shallow cross-hatched pattern with a sharp knife all over the dough surface. With a floured cutter, stamp out rounds with a 4,5-cm- (1 3/4-inch-) diameter.
  • Brush every biscuits with egg and sprinkle the cheese on top. Press it very gently to stick to the egg.
  • Arrange the biscuits on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until nicely browned on their tops and bottoms.