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.