This recipe is sponsored by Savour Ontario.
Khachapuri is a staple of Georgian cuisine and is loved for its delicious blend of savoury and tangy flavours and its soft, chewy texture. The dough is made from flour, yeast, salt, and water and is filled with a combination of local Ontario feta and mozzarella cheese with egg before being baked to perfection. This cheese-filled bread holds a special place in Georgian culture and is enjoyed by people of all ages as a traditional and comforting food. Whether you want it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Khachapuri is a must-try dish for anyone who loves cheese and bread.
Khachapuri 14 Steps
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Mix well.
Add the warm water, milk, and vegetable oil to the bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a clean, oiled bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about an hour, until it doubles in size.
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
In a small mixing bowl, combine the feta cheese, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, egg and black pepper. Mix well.
Roll out the dough into a large circle that's about 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter.
Sprinkle the rest of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the border of the dough.
Fold the edges of the dough up and over the mozzarella cheese, pinching the dough together to seal it.
Spread the cheese filling evenly over the centre of the dough.
Bake the Khachapuri for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
While the khachapuri is still hot, add the egg yolk and butter on top. Use a fork and mix the melted cheese with butter and egg yolk.
Sprinkle the chopped dill and parsley over the top.
Serve the khachapuri hot and enjoy!