Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread. The bread is leavened and allowed to rise, molded into various shapes, and then filled in the center with a mixture of cheese, eggs, and other ingredients. The bread crust is traditionally torn off and dipped into the cheese.

Ingredients of Khachapuri

For the Cheese Blend:

How to Make Khachapuri

  • Combine milk, water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl.
  •  Add olive oil, 2 cups flour, and salt. Mix until a sticky dough comes together.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead well.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm spot until doubled.
  • Combine Monterey Jack, mozzarella, and feta cheeses in a bowl. Mix together and refrigerate until needed.
  • Punch down dough onto a floured surface. Flatten slightly and cut in half.
  • Place 1 dough half on top and roll out into a square.
  • Arrange 1/4 of the cheese in 2 rows, 1 to 2 inches from the longest sides.
  • Roll sides up tightly over the cheese, forming a canoe shape around the dough. Pinch and twist ends to seal.
  • Cut off excess parchment around the dough; lift dough onto a baking sheet.
  • Fill the canoe with the remaining cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Form a well in the center of each khachapuri using a spoon; crack an egg inside each well.
  • Return to oven and bake until eggs are mostly set, 5 minutes.
  • Place 2 pats of butter over each filling and sprinkle salt and cayenne on top.
  • Plate khachapuri; tear off one end and use it to stir the butter into the egg.


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