The khachapuri is the typical Georgian cheese bread, a delicious yeast-free bread that is so reminiscent of stuffed boats. I saw the recipe here and it immediately intrigued me, so I did a bit of research on the net and discovered a few things. First of all it is a unleavened bread (there is just a little instant yeast, although in fact there is also a leavened version), whose basic version is called pure and is traditionally baked in a circular clay oven, narrow and long as if it were an empty cylinder.
The most curious thing about baking is that the bread sticks to the walls of the oven for baking ... curious, isn't it? But back to us: the khachapuri it is the cheese version and is one of the typical street foods of Georgia. There are 2 versions: one, simpler, is a sort of stuffed calzone, while the second, which I propose today, also called Acharuli, has the cheese on sight.
The edge, thicker and without seasoning, is usually detached in pieces to make the shoe in the central filling ... doesn't it seem super enjoyable? Try to believe Georgian bread and then you tell me;)
Pour the flour into a bowl, add the yeast, salt, oil and water to the center and start kneading.
Knead until a homogeneous dough is obtained, then cover with a clean cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
Take the dough, divide it into 4 equal parts and roll them all out to form thin and rounded sheets.
Roll the two sides towards the center, leaving a couple of centimeters in the middle, then join the two ends of the rolls, squeezing them between your fingers, and spread the central part to form a boat.
Proceed in the same way with the other 3 sheets.
Place the boats on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush them with oil and fill them in the center with the cheese cut into small pieces (I used different cheeses for the various boats), then cook for about 15 minutes in a preheated ventilated oven at 250 ° C.
The khachapuri is ready, serve it immediately, hot, but be careful not to burn yourself with the melted cheese!