Authentic Khachapuri Recipe, straight outta Georgia! This Georgian Cheese Bread is ultra soft & cheesy and topped with egg yolk & extra butter! This cheese boat is fun & easy to make, and it's the perfect appetizer for a date night, party, or game day!
Add the warm water, milk, oil, sugar, and yeast to a large bowl. Give it a quick mix, then immediately sift in the flour and salt. Using your hands or a spoon, mix until a dough starts to form. You can also use a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment for this.
Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface and knead the dough until smooth and elastic. The dough should be soft & smooth but not sticky so if it's sticking to your hands and you're getting frustrated, add 1-2 tbsp of flour & keep kneading. On the contrary, if your dough is a bit too dry and almost crumbly, add in 1 tbsp water. Different brands of flour absorb liquids differently so it's okay to add a bit more water or flour.
Place the dough into an oiled bowl, make sure the dough is coated in oil, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm environment until doubled in size. This can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the filling. In a medium bowl mix together the cheeses, melted butter, and milk. Preheat the oven to 400F.
To assemble the Khachapuri, roll out the dough into a 15-inch rectangle or oval, sprinkle the filling all over the rolled out dough, then fold over the two longer sides of the rectangle to create a cheese-filled crust and seal them together at the two narrow ends.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted, then remove from the oven, top with 1 egg yolk, and immediately return to the oven. Bake for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with butter and serve immediately! Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days and reheat in the microwave or oven until fully heated through.
To make Khachapuri without egg: if you don't like eggs, feel free to leave out the egg yolk!To make Khachapuri with spinach or herbs: sprinkle the rolled out dough with your prepared cheese mixture. Top with 2 cups of shredded spinach or kale and bake as instructed.Khachapuri recipe with pizza dough: to make Khachapuri with pizza dough, simply use your favorite pizza dough recipe or your favorite store-bought pizza dough. My recipe yields 1 large Khachapuri and calls for 2 cups of flour so make sure your pizza dough recipe calls for the same amount of flour to get 1 large Georgian bread boat!📷 DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?!Tag @itsdamnspicy on Instagram and hashtag it #itsdamnspicy