Khachapuri ~ Georgian Cheese Bread

Khachapuri from Georgia

Khachapuri is Georgia’s national dish which is a leavened bread made with flour and stuffed with different cheese fillings. When the bread is baked almost, a runny egg is added towards the end, so ensure half cooking of the egg. This a staple Georgian dish and they prefer this over pizza.

I had this bookmarked when Sapana had made it for one of the BM and I was so glad I hadn’t made it already as my K was easy to finalize. I did check around other sites to know more about this recipe, I finally settled on this recipe.

This was one of the initial bakes to get done and only later I realised how much similar this is to Fataa’ir Farmaajo from. Somalia. I may be wrong as this is supposed to be rolled out bigger than what I had done. Since I was already making quite some bakes planned, I made mini Khachapuri.

I skipped eggs and I don’t think my kids missed it too. My kids assumed this was regular pizzas baked in boat shaped, I didn’t think about correcting them.

I was surprised that both my K are inspired by Sapana. I enjoy reading her posts as she makes many of the egg based dishes into eggless effortlessly. I am also glad that my bookmark list is coming down!

Finally, I settled with this sinful cheese bread Khachapuri for my K in A to Z International Street Foods, though I had another Street food from Africa called the Kanyah/Kanya which is a sweet dish. If you are interested to know the Flatbread for K, check this post.
Khachapuri from Georgia

In this A to Z International Street Foods:

A for Arancini
B for Bunny Chow
C for Chatamari
D for Dürüm
E for Empanada
F for Fataa’ir Farmaajo
G for Gilgeori Toast
H for Hua Juan Bao
I for Imqarrun il-Forn
J for Jasuben’s Pizza
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Georgian Cheese Bread

Khachapuri ~ Georgian Cheese Bread

Ingredients:
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Instant Yeast
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water
2 teaspoon Olive Oil

For Filling
1/2 cup Paneer / Feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
1 tbsp Butter

For Topping
Rosemary chopped
Pepper freshly crushed

Making the Dough

In a mixing bowl sift together flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
Microwave the milk and water for 30 secs until warm.
Slowly add the warm water and milk into the flours and knead a dough.
Add olive oil to the dough and knead for about 10 minutes.
Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for about 1 hour.

For the filling
Grate the cheddar and mozzarella and keep it aside.
Roast the paneer in butter and sprinkle salt and pepper. I was planning to get feta cheese for baking this. But skipped it at the last moment. Also since my kids are so fond of paneer, I thought this was better.
Mix all the cheese together and have it ready.

Baking the Khachapuri

Preheat oven to 210C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the dough from refrigerator and divide it into two parts.
Since I was making mini versions, I made into 6 balls.
Place one part of the dough onto a floured surface.
Spread the dough into a big circle and then roll it on opposite sides until a boat shape forms.
Pinch the edges and seal tightly.
Fill the boats with cheese fillings. Brush the boats with butter. Sprinkle fresh chopped rosemary and black pepper.
Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oven and serve warm.

Georgian Khachapuri

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Khachapuri ~ Georgian Cheese Bread
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Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Georgia
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion Evening Snack, Party
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Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Georgia
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion Evening Snack, Party
By Diet Kid Friendly
Servings
Ingredients
For the Bread
For Filling
For Topping
Khachapuri from Georgia
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Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Making the Dough
  1. In a mixing bowl sift together flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
  2. Microwave the milk and water for 30 secs until warm.
  3. Slowly add the warm water and milk into the flours and knead a dough.
  4. Add olive oil to the dough and knead for about 10 minutes.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for about 1 hour.
For the filling
  1. Grate the cheddar and mozzarella and keep it aside.
  2. Roast the paneer in butter and sprinkle salt and pepper. I was planning to get feta cheese for baking this. But skipped it at the last moment. Also since my kids are so fond of paneer, I thought this was better.
  3. Mix all the cheese together and have it ready.
Baking the Khachapuri
  1. Preheat oven to 210C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the dough from refrigerator and divide it into two parts.
  3. Since I was making mini versions, I made into 6 balls.
  4. Place one part of the dough onto a floured surface.
  5. Spread the dough into a big circle and then roll it on opposite sides until a boat shape forms.
  6. Pinch the edges and seal tightly.
  7. Fill the boats with cheese fillings. Brush the boats with butter. Sprinkle fresh chopped rosemary and black pepper.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Remove from oven and serve warm.
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16 comments

  1. This Georgian Cheese Bread sounds fantastic..something like a simple cheese pizza without the puree..no frills yet this would be so flavorful. The shape of course is lovely and it would make such a party pleaser.

  2. Khachapuri has been on my to-bake list for a very very long time. It was on my list for this BM too, but alas didn’t make it again. Will have to try this cheesy and inviting bread some time soon.

  3. khachapuri so sounds like a Indian name, amazing selection valli.. the bread looks so cheesy and irresistible !! Paneer instead of egg is an wonderful idea, this is so inviting !!

  4. Interesting name ! these are similar to the Turkish Pide which are similarly shaped. That too had a runny egg in the middle.. so diverse, yet so similar recipes

  5. One more bread that I have been looking forward to baking. The eggs had kept me away for a ling time. Using cheese instead of egg is a great idea and being a paneer lover, I would be crazy about this.

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