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Georgian Khachapuri Bread Roll Recipe

Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish that consists of a bread roll filled with cheese. It is a popular comfort food in Georgia, often enjoyed as a snack or a meal.

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Filling:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or a mix of mozzarella and feta for a more traditional taste)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 egg (optional, for the filling)
  • 1 egg yolk (for brushing)
  • 1 tbsp butter (melted, for brushing)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Dough:
  2. In a small bowl, mix the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
  4. Mix until a dough forms. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  6. Prepare the Filling:
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded mozzarella and crumbled feta. If using, add one egg to the cheese mixture for a richer filling.
  8. Assemble the Khachapuri:
  9. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  10. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 4 equal parts.
  11. Roll each part into a ball, then flatten it into a circle about ¼ inch thick on a floured surface.
  12. Place a generous amount of the cheese filling in the center of each dough circle.
  13. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, pinching the seams to seal and form a closed roll.
  14. Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  15. Bake the Khachapuri:
  16. Brush the tops of the rolls with the beaten egg yolk.
  17. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread rolls are golden brown.
  18. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter for added richness.
  19. Serve:
  20. Let the Khachapuri cool slightly before serving. Enjoy warm, as the cheese filling will be gooey and delicious.

Enjoy your homemade Georgian Khachapuri bread rolls! They are perfect as a snack, appetizer, or even a meal when paired with a fresh salad.

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