GURIAN CHEESE AND EGG FILLED PASTRY

In this recipe we show how to make a pastry filled with cheese and boiled eggs that comes from Georgia’s Guria region. Guria (Georgian: გურია) is situated in the western part of the country, bordered by the eastern end of the Black Sea.

Gurian Khachapuri Ready for Serving

Ingredients (for 4 servings): For the dough: 600 grams of flour, 300 grams of all purpose flour, 300 ml of water or milk, 1 egg, 1.5 tbs of yeast, 1 tsp of sugar, 1 tsp of salt and 30 grams of butter or 50 ml of oil. For kneading and dusting the dough and work surfaces: 300 grams of flour.

For the filling: 4 boiled eggs and 700 grams of Imeretian cheese (or mozzarella cheese).

Ingredients for Gurian Khachapuri

Preparation (dough): There are several recipes for making dough but we find the following method to be the easiest way to prepare it.

Warm 300 ml of water or milk to 35C and add to a bowl. Stir in the yeast.

Adding yeast to warm water for Khachapuri Recipe

Add 600 grams of flour to a mixing bowl and make a depression in the flour. Add the yeast water, oil, milk and a raw egg. If you want the pastry to have a golden color you can add 1 tsp of sugar.

Mixing the Ingredients for Khachapuri Recipe

The dough should be formed into a soft ball.

Khachapuri Dough

Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in a warm place for 2 hours. The dough will rise and look like the picture below.

Dough Ready for Making Khachapuri

When you are ready to use the dough, add 150-200 grams of flour and knead the dough. The dough should be fluffy, not wet. Separate it into four hand-sized balls.

Khachapuri Dough

Cover the dough balls (we used clingfilm) and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes.

Khachpuri wrapped in clingfilm

Boil 4 eggs and cut in half.

Boiled Eggs for Gurian Khachapuri Recipe

Crumble the cheese.

Cheese for Khachapuri Recipe

Use the palms of your hand and your fingers to flatten out each ball of dough until it is circular and 4-5 mm deep.

Flattened Dough for Gurian Khachapuri

Add the cheese.

Cheese placed on Khachapuri Dough

Add the halved boiled eggs.

Boiled Eggs and Cheese Filling for Gurian Khachapuri Recipe

Fold the dough over the cheese and egg filling and use your fingers to seal the edge of the dough.

Sealing the Dough for Gurian Khachapuri Recipe

The pastry should look like the picture below.

Gurian Khachapuri Ready for Baking

Separate the yolk from one egg. Add 1 tbs of water to the yolk and mix thoroughly.

Separating the Egg White for Glazing Gurian Khachapuri

Sprinkle flour on a baking tray and add the pastry. Use the egg yolk to glaze the top of each pastry (they must be fully coated). Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes on a high temperature.

Glazed Gurian Khachapuri Ready for the Oven

Serving: Serve hot.

Gurian Khachapuri Ready for Eating

Inside a Gurian Khachapuri

Enjoy your Gurian Pastry!

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One Response to “GURIAN CHEESE AND EGG FILLED PASTRY”
  1. Those look incredible, what a nice dough it looks so soft and easy to work with. They really sound delicious,

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