Something delicious from Georgian cuisine,and one of my family’s favorites : Adjarian Khachapuri. As any Khachapuri recipe ,this one also requires ingredients to make the bread dough and cheese filling.
And it’s really easy and simple in making. I’m sure every house lady has her own khachapuri recipe and for sure all those different recipes make the same delicious dish .
This specific kind of khachapuri has a very unique shape , looks like a boat filled with gooey cheese filling ,baked then topped with butter and egg, at preference .
Enjoy the recipe and happy baking!
For the dough
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp instant yeast ,if using active dry yeast,activate before adding
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 tbs salt
1 tbs sugar
21/2-3 cups of flour
For the cheese filling
100 grams of feta cheese ( I use Bulgarian or valbreso)
200 grams mozzarella , shredded
1 tbs sour cream or plain yogurt (optional)
You will also need 4 eggs to add after it bakes ,since the recipe is good for 4 khachapuri
20-30 grams butter for brushing or just adding a slice onto the baked khachapuri
Making the dough
In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the dough
Knead until smooth non sticky dough is formed
Place it in a greased bowl, cover with plastic and let it rest and doubled in size, 1-2 hours
Meanwhile combine all the ingredients for the cheese filling and mix until well incorporated
Preheat the oven to 475°F/200°C
Divide the dough into 4 portions
Roll out into approx. 24″x16″ rectangle shape
Fold the sides ,pinch the edges and shape it into a boat/ gondola
Fill with the cheese mixture and bake on a lined baking sheet 15-20 minutes
After 15 minutes of baking, or as it starts to turn golden color,add an egg in the center
Return to the oven for another 4-5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked
Remove ,brush with butter,or just add a slice of butter in the center ,mix with fork and enjoy!