Adjaruli Khachapuri 11 Steps
In a small bowl, whisk yeast, sugar, olive oil, and 2⁄3 cup room temperature water. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Create a small well in the centre of the flour and pour wet mixture in. Slowly whisk with a fork, incorporating the flour slowly into the wet mixture until a shaggy dough starts to form.
On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead for 5-6 minutes (the dough should spring back when you press into it).
Place dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place (inside the oven with the pilot light on works) and let rise until double in size (roughly 1 hour).
When the dough is rising make the filling. Combine both cheeses in a bowl and set aside. Cube butter and keep in a small bowl in the fridge. Crack each egg into a small ramekin and keep in the fridge until ready to use.
Place a pizza stone or an overturned baking sheet on the centre rack of your own. Preheat oven to 500°F.
Once your dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
On a piece of lightly floured parchment paper, roll dough out into a circle about 1⁄8-inch thick. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the dough, leaving a 1⁄2-inch border. From the bottom-half of the circle, tightly roll the dough about a third of the way toward the centre. Repeat on the opposite end, leaving a 2-3 inch wide space between the two rolls. Pinch the two narrow ends of the rolls together and twist twice to seal, making a boat shape; sprinkle with remaining cheese and pack down gently. Let rest for another 15 minutes until slightly puffed.
Brush edges of khachapuri with olive oil. Using the parchment paper underneath, gently manoeuvre the khachapuri onto a pizza peel or directly onto your pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.
Bake for 16 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese is melted. Open the oven door and carefully pour eggs into either end of the opened slit of the khachapuri. Cook for another 4 minutes or until the egg whites have set.
Remove from oven, top with cubed butter and serve hot.