I was flipping through Food and Wine recently and I saw this picture:
There wasn’t a recipe, just a reference to the Walnut Street Cafe in Philadelphia. So I googled Khachapuri and read a bunch of different recipes, and then just decided to wing it. It kind of reminded me of the breakfast pizza I tried to make a while ago, with terrible results. But the shape seemed promising. The idea with khachapuri, is that you have a bread boat full of cheese and a lightly cooked egg. You tear off bits of crust and dip it in the melted cheese and yolk. Sounded like a perfect breakfast.
I made my normal pizza recipe, but I subbed milk for water, and added two tablespoons of butter. Then I let it rise in the fridge over night. In the morning I let the dough sort of warm up while the oven preheated, and then I rolled up the boats and added cheese. I just used mozzarella because I decided to make this after dinner on Thursday night, and I didn’t want to go to the store for fancier cheese. (Also, I am boycotting our normal grocery store because the remodel was causing me to experience anxiety every time I went, which was about two times a day. In my new, post grocery store life, I am happy and calm. I’m shopping elsewhere, at Costco and Lucky’s. Lucky’s serves $2 pints and has some carts with a beverage holder. The opposite of anxiety inducing! They also don’t really have a lot of food, and what they do have is kinda expensive. And I accidentally bought decaf coffee there, but after two days of severe headaches, I figured it out. $2 pints!!)
The khachapuri bakes at 500 for about 15 minutes and then you add the egg and cook it for 4 minutes more. I couldn’t decide if I was going to add the egg at all until the very last second, but I did, and I’m glad, because it was so delicious. Only one egg slid out of the boat, but I got it back in there quickly with the yolk intact.
Everyone thought they were delicious. The boys couldn’t finish theirs so I said to eat the messy part and then I put it in a tupperware for lunch or snack. Luke at he rest of his, but Jack forgot about his, and somehow his tupperware ended up back in the cabinet, and I found half a khachapuri in there 4 days later.
Other than that, huge success! A bit ambitious for a school morning though.
omg that is so fancy and looks amazing. Can I spend the night over there the next time you are making that the next morning?
One thing I like from Lucky’s is the Sosi’s Armenian artichoke dip. It’s kind of like tzatiki, only more delicious. I thought it was special to Lucky’s but our K Soopers has it in the Murray’s cheese shop, which I bet you now have after the remodel.
we already had a Murray’s cheese shop! Now all they have are torn up concrete floors and aisles that are so close together you can’t have two carts going in opposite directions. And new perpendicular aisles blocking the dairy. It’s the WORST.
But yes, you can sleep over next time.
I am so OVER King Soopers and this remodel, I can’t stand it! Thank you for giving me a place to vent and these look DELICIOUS!
I love to complain about King Soopers! I’ll txt you next time something sets me off there. But that won’t be for a while, due to my boycott. I know I’ll end up back there eventually though.
I love my Fresh and Friendly King Soopers on S Hover
That’s really impressive ! Two dollar pints though! I’d be making all kinds of grocery mistakes
I have to make these. But I want to keep MINE in the cabinet. Tips? 😉