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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Adjaruli Khachapuri | Georgian Cheesy Flatbread




This is the first time that I get a chance to be a part of a challenge created by a food bloggers group on facebook. The members were assigned a common blog from where we can select any recipe of our choice and post it. And the blog happens to be Chefindisguise by a very hardworking and talented blogger Sawsan, orthodontist by profession with a strong passion for food. What I like about her and her blog is her simplicity in presenting the food and her stunning skills in food photography. Each recipe on her blog is a piece of art in itself, they all look fresh, crisp and full of life. After short listing loads of them, I decided to try Adjaruli Khachapuri which is a baked cheesy flat bread.

Adjaruli Khachapuri is part of Georgian cuisine and very similar to Turkish as well. This recipe resembles my previous post called Turkish Pide. Here I have prepared using cheese and zatar.





Ingredients: 1 cup = 250 gms
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour ( + 1/2 cup more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded feta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
For the topping:
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • sliced olives
  • Chopped mint leaves
  • Dried basil or dried oregano
  • Melted butter to brush over the bread

Method:
  1. Combine yeast, sugar and 2/3 cup warm milk (not too hot or too cold) in a bowl and set aside till the yeast turns frothy or for about 10 minutes. 
  2. In a stand mixer bowl attached with a dough hook - add plain flour, salt, oil, egg, vinegar and yeast mixture. Knead the mixture for about 5 to 10 minutes or until you get a smooth dough. You might require extra 1/2 cup plain flour. (you can also mix and knead the dough with hands)
  3. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside in a warm place until the dough doubles in size. (for 1 hour or less)
  4. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees C.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 parts and roll each part into a rectangle shape. Place the rolled rectangle sheets on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Tightly roll the sides bringing them towards the center and forming a boat shape with the ends joined to each other.
  7. Apply melted butter on the rolled sides with help of a brush or spoon.
  8. Fill the boat shaped rolled out dough with desired amount of both the cheese and top with tomatoes, olives and mint leaves.
  9. Finally drizzle them with dried herbs and olive oil.
  10. Place the baking tray in the center of the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or till the cheese melts and sides turn golden brown.
  11. Serve hot.
Note: The other flatbread in the picture is stuffed with zatar, jalapenos and tomato.













5 comments:

  1. The bread looks amazing! Thank you so much for participating... hope to see you active in future challenges as well... :)

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    1. Thanks Rafee for initiating the Challenge.

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  2. Shanaz the bread looks awesome..๐Ÿ˜I have to.make this soon๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Perfect and delicious bread.. I like all your recipes and bookmarked many to try Insha Allah :)
    especially manglorean recipes as it is similar to our recipes ( I am from kasaragod, kerala)...



















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