Pagash - Polish Pizza

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“Posted in response to a recipe request. Preparation time approximate.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dough, combine warm water, yeast, and the 1 teaspoon sugar; stir to dissolve yeast; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 1-1/2 cups of the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Make a well in the center; stir in egg.
  4. Heat milk to 100F and stir into flour mixture.
  5. Stir in 2 tablespoons melted margarine and the oil.
  6. Stir in yeast mixture.
  7. Using a spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  8. Turn out onto a floured surface.
  9. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a oderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total).
  10. Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl.
  11. Turn dough once and cover.
  12. Let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
  13. Meanwhile for filling, place potatoes in a medium saucepan; add water to cover.
  14. Sprinkle with a little salt.
  15. Bring to boiling.
  16. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender and drain.
  17. Add cheese, 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, and the 1/4 teaspoon
  18. Punch dough down.
  19. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  20. Divide dough in half.
  21. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  22. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough into a 15x12-inch rectangle.
  23. Transfer rectangle to a lightly greased baking sheet.
  24. Spread filling over dough to within 1 inch of edges.
  25. Roll remaining dough to a 15x12-inch rectangle; place over filling.
  26. Pinch edges to seal.
  27. Prick dough every 2 inches to allow steam to escape.
  28. Bake in a 400ºF. oven about 20 minutes or until golden brown, covering with foil the last 5 minutes.
  29. Brush with 1 tablespoon melted margarine.
  30. Serve warm or cool.
  31. NOTE: you can also add sautée sliced onions and garlic to the mashed potatoes for more flavor, if you like.

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