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  • Pogačice – Serbian Cheese Puffs
  • Pogačice – Serbian Cheese Puffs

Pogačice – Serbian Cheese Puffs

Food | March 20, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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We call these easy cheese puffs POGAČICE, but you’ll be calling them your new favourite party snack!

These fabulous, puffy, mile-high, one-bite cheese snacks will be the talk of your next party or get-together. We suggest you watch our easy to follow 1-minute video on how to make them. Then, follow these simple tips to ensure your complete success!

Ingredients for POGAČICE


Drum roll please: these cheese puffs are made using only four ingredients. Make sure your butter (unsalted, please) is at room temperature before you begin. This will ensure that the butter blends perfectly with the flour and pressed cottage cheese.

Cheese puffs rolled out ready to be baked


Rolling the dough and folding it back onto itself in thirds is KEY to getting these little wonders to rise so high. Do the roll and fold step at least FOUR TIMES, if not more!

POGAČICE fresh out of the oven


Pressed cottage cheese is the perfect cheese for this recipe because it contains hardly any liquid. This causes the POGAČICE to expand and climb upwards as they bake. We’re always amazed by how light yet buttery they are. They truly are cheese puffs!

You’ll notice we never mentioned the yield for this recipe. What you see are the results from one of the two wrapped portions of dough. The other is still in the fridge, so you’ll be able to pull it out at a moment’s notice and answer your party-goers cries for more, more, more!

If you’re reading this wondering about other things that go well with these, try our SAVOURY MINI TARTS or our SMOKED TROUT DIP. Time to get this party started!

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Serve these Serbian cheese puffs at your next party. POGAČICE are it!

Pogačice - Serbian Cheese Puffs


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2 Responses to “Pogačice – Serbian Cheese Puffs”

  1. Gloria Lovsin says:

    I’m trying to make the pressed cottage cheese from regular cottage cheese. How much cottage cheese is in your package?


Ingredients & Amounts

  • 3 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • cups of butter (3 sticks)
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 500g package of dry pressed cottage cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F with the oven rack in the middle position.
  2. Prepare the dough: Whisk flour and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. Add butter and rub it with the flour between your fingers to create a blended, shaggy dough. Add cottage cheese and use your hands to mix in the same fashion.
  3. Form dough and turn out onto a floured surface. Roll out to a ½-inch thick rectangle. Fold 1/3 of the dough from the left side into the centre. Repeat with the right side. Turn dough 90 degrees and repeat. Repeat this process three more times.
  4. Divide dough into two equal portions and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Form and bake:Place chilled dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to a large rectangle approximately ½-inch in thickness. Using a 1.5-inch round cookie cutter or a shot glass, cut dough into rounds and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning the baking sheet at the halfway mark.
  7. Remove from oven when high and golden.

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