Serbian pogacha

Pogacha is a white bread claimed by Serbians, Croatians and Macedonians. There are as many recipes for it as there are shapes. This one-rise recipe produces a round loaf or 10-15 small balls of pogacha(you can also use for a "hamburger-party").It smells so fantastic that your neighbour will ask you what you've done  in your kitchen.
Just try it !

1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 package active dry yeast
2 tbs sugar
5 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for shaping
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil ( I used olive oil)
1 large beaten egg
1 tsp salt

Heat milk and add butter. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and sugar and stir until all is dissolved. 
Mix flour with milk-yeast mixture, sour cream, oil, egg and salt. Mix all well. 
Knead the dough until becomes smooth and elastic.  Grease with oil on both sides, cover and let the dough rises until doubled.
Place the dough in a round greased pan with high sides or make from it 10-15 balls . Place them on a 
parchment baking sheet, into a baking pan.
With a sharp knife slash top of dough in "X" . Bake about 1 hour in preheated oven. 
After that place pogacha on a rack.

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