Though many khachapuri do exists in Georgia, Imeruli Khachapuri resembles like simple pita or nan bread which is stuffed with Imeruli cheese or an imeruli sulgani mixture. This flatbread is served as part of Supra, a traditional Georgian feast spread. Imeruli uses a dough which is rolled as disc and stuffed with a mix of cheeses and this flatbread is baked in oven which is easily cooked. And with this same flatbread dough, you can also prepare Lobiani an another Georgian dish prepared by skipping the cheese and stuffed this Imeruli dough with a smoky spiced bean filling or prepare a lamb and onion stuffed Svaneti Style Kubdari. Am running this month’s A-Z International flatbread with some delicious and different flatbreads from around the world. And here comes a fabulous Cheesy flatbread from Georgia. Obviously this Imeruli Khachapuri goes for the Alphabet ‘I’. Stay tuned to watch out some interesting flatbreads in my space.
4cups All purpose flour
1cup Lukewarm milk
1tbsp Instant yeast
2cups Mixed cheese (feta cheese, mozzarella cheese)
Take the all purpose flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar in a bowl, add the luke warm milk gradually and knead.
Knead well until the dough turns soft and smooth.
Arrange the dough on a greased bowl and keep aside until the dough double its volume.
Once the dough is ready, remove from the bowl, punch the dough and separate the dough as two equal balls.
Meanwhile, take the egg, butter, mixed cheese in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
Dust the work surface and roll a dough ball as a medium sized disc with a rolling pin.
Now dust again the stuffed dough and roll gently as a circular shaped flatbread, take care not to tear the dough.Continue the same process with the remaining dough.
Preheat the oven to 350F, drop the rolled khachapuris on a baking tray and bake for 15-20minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
Brush the warm khachapuri with butter.
Once the khachapuri gets bit cool, slice it and enjoy immediately.