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Recipe for Georgian Khachapuri from Saveur

Last week I wrote about a great meal I had at Compass Rose. Inspired by the photos of khachapuri I posted on instagram, my friend Sylvie suggested we try making this Georgian dish ourselves and found a recipe on the Saveur website.
Although Friday is my typical salsa dancing night, I was happy to skip it in order to hang out with Sylvie and have one of our awesome food adventures. Also, I did not feel like paying extra to see people perform: when I go dancing, *I* want to be the one dancing.
But let's get back to the khachapuri. Khachapuri is a Georgian dish, and is basically a bread bowl in a shape of a boat filled with bubbly cheese and an egg.
Sylvie and I followed a recipe from Saveur pretty much to the t, so I will not retype it here, but I'll show you the photos and tell you what we did.
To make the dough was incredibly simple. Yeast, water, sugar, salt, olive oil and flour. The dough was so soft!! And it did a great job doubling in size:

The filling was very easy: Muenster cheese and feta.

Sylvie and I kept on saying "omg, this is SOOO MUCH CHEESE," while Sylvie's husband Marshall was sure we would be able to handle it ;)

Once the dough doubled in size, we divided it and rolled it out on parchment paper. We then added the cheese mixture on top, leaving a boarder and rolled the two longer edges toward the center to make the boat shapes.

{those are my new sandals above!}

The khachapuri baked in the 500 degree oven. It was pretty steamy in Sylvie's kitchen ;) I decided to leave out the egg, but Sylvie and Marshall both added an egg to their khachapuri.

Here's mine:

We were so pleased with the results!!! It's a pretty simple dish to make, but looks very impressive and is OH SO DECADENT!

We doubled the recipe and had a bit of the leftover cheese mixture. I also chose not to use the butter.

We had the khachapuri with a salad of lettuce, corn, avocado, tomatoes and Ranch dressing and a glass of white wine.

This was an incredible way to start the weekend!

Have you made a dish inspired by your dining out experience? Was it a success?


Christie Campbell said...

I didn't realize you were in the DC area! So am I! LOVE this recipe! I'm always interested in traditional recipes from all over the world.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Yep! You should take a look at my Russian Recipes Revisited series on the blog.

Arugula Files said...

oh man, cheese boats! they look amazing. said...

OMG I loooove these things. I'm pretty sure I could subsist on khachapuri alone for forever. How can one go wrong with dough and cheese?

Great job! Yours looks beautiful :)

hapatite said...

Those look yummy!