Khachapuri - Georgian cheese bread

by Golalah Abbasi
80 min
Khachapuri - Georgian cheese bread


  • 140 g lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 240 g milk
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 540 g plain white flour
  • 650 g cheese
  • 4 x egg yolk
  • 1 x eggs
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 80 g butter


  1. In a small bowl, combine the water, yeast and half the sugar and stir well. Set aside for approx. 10 minutes
  2. To a bowl, mix milk, oil, the rest of the sugar, salt, wheat flour and the yeast mixture. Knead for approx. 10 min. Cover the dough and let it rise.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 or more equal-sized pieces. Cover them with a kitchen towel and let them rest for approx. 20 min.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius top and bottom heat. Combine all the cheeses if you use different types of cheese.
  5. Roll out the dough into an oval or circle shape. Place some cheese in two rows on the sides and roll the sides up over the cheese and form a boat shape around the dough. Then fill each khachapuri with cheese.
  6. Cover them with a clean kitchen towel and leave to rise for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Then you roast them in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Take them out of the oven and make a small well in the center of each khachapuri and put an egg yolk in. Return to the oven and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  9. Divide the butter into 4 equal parts. Remove from the oven and spread a little butter around the khachapuri and add the rest until it melts. Sprinkle on chopped chives if you like.
  10. Tear off the edge of the bread to mix in the butter and dip into the egg and cheese filling. ENJOY!