Scones

Made Scones. Scone with Pork Cracklings (Hungarian way) is really different from the British ones. It is called “Tepertős Pogácsa”. The recipe yields 5 dozens, which means 60 Pogácsa, but I think that’s really too much for just three of us in the house. I halved the ingredients from the original recipe. So here it is. At point of writing, I am left with 10 from 28 pieces. Make a guess who ate most of it 😉

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This recipe yield 2.5 dozens

  •  1/4 cup whole milk, heated to 45 deg C
  •  1 tsp active dry yeast
  •  1 Large Egg
  •  1/4 tsp sugar
  •  2 cups all purpose flour
  •  70grams cheese, finely shredded 
  •  7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  •  1/4 cup sour cream
  •  300g pork cracklings
  • Topping
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 30grams cheese, finely shredded
  1. Step 1
    In a large bowl, combine milk, yeast and sugar. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2
    Add flour, cheese, salt, egg, butter and sour cream to yeast mixture. Mix til dough comes together, smooth and not sticky.
  3. Step 3
    Roll dough 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Make a shallow cross-hatched pattern with tip of sharp knife over the top of the dough. Brush with egg yolk. Sprinkle cheese and pork cracklings on top.
  4. Step 4Cut out rounds with a 1 to 1.5 inch cutter.
  5. Step 5
    Arrange circles in rows at 1/4 inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Step 6
    Put pan in a cold oven, set to 205 deg C and bake for 25 minutes. Until pogacsa are nicely browned on tops and bottoms.
  7. Step 7
    Let it cool completely and (optional to store in airtight container).
  8. *It can be frozen up to 1 month. Thaw and reheat at 100 deg C for 20 minutes.


We can easily buy scones with pork cracklings in any parts of Hungary. In a sense, I don’t usually have to make it. It is a relatively easy to make pastry and many people like it. As a snack, tea break snacks, finger food for parties etc. Children loves it. I realised the British/English versions of Scones are usually sweet, while the these Hungarian scones are savoury. My husband prefers the savoury version. The original of this recipe yield 5 dozens. In fact, I got a shock seeing it as it will mean 60 pogacsa-s, and that is really too much. This recipe has its ingredients halved and I’ve added the pork cracklings which to be honest, it made the whole lot of difference! 

Do you feel eating pork cracklings is sinful? What are your views about eating lard?

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