Adjarian Khachapuri, a regional specialty from the country of Georgia, consists of the classic cheesy flatbread stuffed, brushed or, in this case, topped with an egg. The uniquely shaped, tapered bread provides a rainbow of textures—crispy brown tips, layers of folded dough/cheese, and the open center with salty cheese and a luscious egg yolk. Courtesy of American Egg Board
- 4 eggs
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 2-2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp instant dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1-1/2 cups water – tepid
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cups mozzarella – shredded
- 1-1/4 cups feta cheese crumbled
- Salt to taste
- Lightly oil large bowl with olive oil and set aside.
- In a stand mixer with dough hook, combine all dough ingredients. Mix on first speed until dry ingredients are wet.
- Turn up to second speed and mix 3 to 4 minutes until dough becomes shiny and smooth.
- Transfer to oiled bowl and cover with towel, place in warm place and allow to double in size, (about an hour).
- Place a pizza stone in center of oven and preheat to 500°F.
- Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and divide into 4 – 6-oz. balls, cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix all filling ingredients together.
- On lightly floured parchment paper, roll out dough into 10-in. circles.
- Divide three-quarters of the cheese filling mixture among four dough circles, leaving ½-in. border. Working around the edge, roll the dough inward to create a pizza crust looking edge.
- Take remaining cheese mixture, divide into four and place in center of circles.
- Pinch both sides of dough and give a twist as if wrapping a mint candy.
- Brush edges with olive oil and place on hot pizza stone. Bake approximately 15 minutes until dough is brown, and cheese is hot and melted.
- Remove from oven. Add raw egg on top of hot cheese and return to oven 3 to 4 minutes until eggs are just set.
- Remove and add one tablespoon of butter to each loaf.
- Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Courtesy of American Egg Board