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Georgian bread

Georgian bread

Georgian bread

Georgian bread is really tasty. It has a really crunchy crust and is really light and fluffy inside. One of the best parts of Georgian bread is that is doesn’t taste like bread. Georgians bake bread with no flour or yeast, and they bake it with a mix of natural ingredients. They use water, herbs, oil, and a starter made of different ingredients. One of the main flavors of Georgian bread is cumin, which creates a really unique taste.

BAKE

Combine the three kinds of cheese and fill each bread boat. Using a pastry brush, brush with egg wash and bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Pull the khachapuri out of the oven, then make a well in the middle. Drop the egg in the center, add pieces of butter to the melted cheese, and bake for another 5-6 minutes.

With a cheese-stuffed crust and an egg baked into the center, this boat-shaped Georgian bread is so fun and versatile, there's only a matter of time before it's delivered to every home for pizza night and ordered from every brunch menu the morning after. They take a little finesse but the payoff is well worth it; after all, what more could you want other than cheesy, soft-while-chewy bread dipped in its own bed of runny egg yolk and molten cheese? (Source: www.allrecipes.com)

OIL

Put the flour in a medium bowl and whisk in the salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeasty mixture and the oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until the flour is incorporated and the mixture forms a shaggy ball -- it will be soft and sticky. Flour your work surface, scrape the dough onto it and knead until smooth, elastic and still slightly sticky, about 5 minutes. Put the dough in the oiled bowl, turn it to coat with oil and cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap. Set the bowl in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Brush the edges of each khachapuri lightly with olive oil, then slide the breads onto the hot pizza stone, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Bake until lightly golden brown and the cheese is melted, 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven and gently press to make an indent in center of cheese (See Note 4) and crack 1 egg into the center of each boat, keeping yolks intact. Return to the oven and continue cooking until the egg whites are just set, 3–4 minutes. (Source: silkroadrecipes.com)

 

 

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