Turn brunch into an adventure with this Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread). Boat-shaped bread stuffed with three kinds of cheese, eggs, and butter, this scrumptious meal is sure to be the talk of the table.
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
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for spice, add red pepper flakes or Trader Joe's Chili Onion Crunchoptional
green onion for garnishfinely chopped
Store-bought dough instructions
Place cold dough in a bowl with a touch of oil, and swirl it around to coat the dough. Cover with a tea towel and let it rest for at least an hour. Punch down the dough to release any air bubbles.
Preparing the Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)
Preheat your oven to 350ºF. I use a convection oven. Increase the temperature to 375ºF to work in a still oven. Watch the cooking time.
For the cheese filling, add mozzarella, feta, ricotta cheese, and onion salt or dried dill to a bowl. Mix all together.
Divide the dough in half, then create 2 balls. Roll one piece of dough into a 9-10” oval, about 1⁄8” thick.
Place the rolled dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and begin filling the center with the cheese mixture, leaving a 1⁄2” border all the way around.
Roll the left side of the dough toward the center 2-3 times so it overlaps with the cheese. Repeat on the opposite side. The Khachapuri will start to form a boat shape.
Pinch and twist both narrow ends of the dough twice to seal.
Brush the edges of the dough with egg wash, and top with Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (optional) while it's still wet.
Place the baking sheet with the Khachapuri in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the Khachapuri from the oven and form a well in the center of the cheese. Crack an egg into the well. Break 1 tbsp of unsalted butter into several pieces and drop them in the cheese.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the egg is cooked. Remove from the oven and enjoy while the Khachapuri is still warm and the cheese is gooey. Sprinkle with some green onions and additional spicy toppings if you'd like.