Hungarian Cheese Scones
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Serves: 4-6 (about 30-40 scones)
Cheese Scones or Sajtos Pogácsa are traditional Hungarian pastry, the best salty and cheesy party food you can ever bake.
  • 1 cup | 200 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 sachet dry yeast
  • 4 cups | 500 g | 16 ounces all purpose flour + extra for dusting
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup | 180 g butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • ½ cup | 50 g grated cheese (I used Cheddar)
  • 1 beaten egg to glaze
  • ⅓ cup grated cheese for the top
Let's get started!
  1. Pour the milk and one teaspoon sugar in a mug, preheat it until is lukewarm, then stir in the yeast. Cover it and set aside until the yeast froths up (about 10 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl sift the flour, then mix it with the salt. Add the egg, sour cream, melted butter, grated cheese and the raised yeast. Mix together the ingredients until is well combined, then start to knead.
  3. Using both hands start to knead the dough until it comes away from the side of the bowl. The dough has to be springy and elasticated instead if sticky (add a little more flour, if necessary).
  4. Dust the dough with flour, cover it with a clean cloth, then leave it to rest in a warm place for 1-2 hours until it has doubled in size. (I placed the dough near the radiator).
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C | 390°F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  6. When the dough has raised turn it on floured surface. Roll out the dough to about 2-3 cm thickness, then fold it in half and roll again. Repeat the rolling and folding for 4-5 times, finally roll out the dough to 2cm / 0.8" thickness, then cut out the scones with a cookie cutter. Transfer them on the baking tray with some space between them.
  7. Brush the top of the scones with one beaten egg, sprinkle them with grated cheese and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they turn golden brown.
Recipe by My Zucchini Recipes at