Khachapuri


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Recipe Makes: 2 pastries

Prep: 2 hrs 30 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Total Time: 3 hrs

INGREDIENTS FOR DOUGH:

3 ½ cups flour

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp active dry yeast

1 tsp salt

1 ½ cups milk; warm

1 tbsp olive oil

1 egg; for egg wash OPTIONAL

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:

1 cups feta cheese

1 cup farmer cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, combine salt and flour (set aside for now). Heat up milk until it reaches 100-115 F, check with a thermometer. Once milk is in the desired temperature range add in honey and yeast. Mix until combined and let sit for 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour and salt. Mix until combined. Add in milk, and knead until everything is well combined, mix in olive oil. Knead until dough ball forms.
  3. Cover with clear wrap and let rise for 1 hour in a warm area. While dough is rising, combine the three cheeses in a bowl and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 F. Dump dough out on to a well-floured surface and cut in half. Roll dough out until it is 1/2 inch thick and in the shape of a rectangle. then make two lines of cheese on the edge. Use about 1/2 of a cup. Then fold the edge over the cheese and pinch shut. (look at the picture below)
  5. Then take the two ends and twist them together. (once again look at the picture below) Do the same for the end side.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. And place the khachapuri on and sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese mix into the middle. Let sit for 20-30 minutes to rise. OPTIONAL: Crack the egg into a ramekin and brush the dough with the egg wash.
  7. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Enjoy!
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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

Gather all ingredients.

In a large bowl, combine salt and flour (set aside for now). Heat up milk until it reaches 100-115 F, check with a thermometer. Once milk is in the desired temperature range add in honey and yeast. Mix until combined and let sit for 5-7 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, add flour and salt. Mix until combined. Add in milk, and knead until everything is well combined, mix in olive oil. Knead until dough ball forms. Cover with clear wrap and let rise for 1 hour in a warm area. While dough is rising, combine the three cheeses in a bowl and mix until well incorporated.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Dump dough out on to a well-floured surface and cut in half. Roll dough out until it is 1/2 inch thick and in the shape of a rectangle. then make two lines of cheese on the edge. Use about 1/4 of a cup. Then fold the edge over the cheese and pinch shut. (look at the picture below)

Then take the two ends and twist them together. (once again look at the picture below) Do the same for the end side. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. And place the khachapuri on and sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese mix into the middle. Let sit for 20-30 minutes to rise.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Enjoy!

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AUTHOR: ANA

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