2 easy ways to make homemade khachapuri
Interesting facts about khachapuri
Khachapuri is a Georgian dish. Translated, hacha means cheese, and puri means bread. Traditionally, no feast can do without it. Each Georgian family has its own recipe for making such baking, which has rightfully become the pride of Caucasian cuisine. The secrets of making bread with cheese filling are passed down from generation to generation.
Khachapuri occupies an important place in Eastern European cuisine, since the culinary traditions of Georgia can not leave indifferent any gourmet. For this reason, pastries are not uncommon in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. The hostesses cook it in the home kitchen. Often khachapuri can be ordered in coffee shops and restaurants.
There are recipes for making flour products with minced meat. But in this case it is not entirely correct to call the dish khachapuri, since it must in any case consist of bread and cheese. Many will be interested to learn that in Georgia they are preparing several more dishes, very similar to khachapuri. These include:
- Lobiani, which are made with beans;
- Kubdari are flat cakes with minced meat;
- Balkar-Karachay Khychyny is a traditional dish that is prepared with a filling of cheese and potatoes or meat.
By tradition, national Georgian pastries should have a round shape. You can bake a la carte cakes, and you can make a big khachapuri, which is then cut into 6 - 8 servings. The exception is Adzhar-style khachapuri. This product has an oval shape and resembles a boat. In the center of such baking a raw egg is driven in, which is baked along with the dough. It is important to note that it is desirable to add a special type of cheese - suluguni.
Despite the fact that it is desirable to use spicy yeast dough for a classic recipe, a no less tasty dish will turn out if you buy a ready-made puff basis. Moreover, to taste it will be familiar to a person who is accustomed to Slavic cuisine.
Puff pastry khachapuri can be prepared in as little as 1 hour, while the usual recipe takes a lot of time.In addition, you can use a variety of fillings. Very tasty pastries will be obtained with cottage cheese or young cheese, for example, Adygei, homemade. You can conduct a culinary experiment and add boiled eggs, herbs such as dill to the cheese.
There are different ways to heat treat a dish. The classic recipe involves baking khachapuri in the oven. But you can cook it in the pan. In any case, the dish prepared with the observance of technology, will turn out incredibly tasty. It can be an excellent substitute for bread - in this case, khachapuri should be served along with the main dishes.
If you are expecting the arrival of guests, cheese cakes can be served with tea and coffee. Such flour products are not only tasty, but also very satisfying. Cheese and cottage cheese are very useful components that enrich the body with calcium.
A simple recipe for baking puff pastry
To cook puff pastry khachapuri, you need to choose a good basis in the store. We recommend buying semi-finished products from reputable manufacturers. It is very important to pay attention to the composition, which should be natural.
So, to make such a dish, you need a small amount of ingredients:
- 500 grams of puff pastry;
- 300 grams of Adyghe cheese;
- 70 grams of butter;
Puff pastry must be thawed at room temperature. After that, it should be divided into two equal parts, of which roll two circles of a thickness of 3 to 4 millimeters. Separately, you need to grate the cheese on a coarse grater. After that, the cheese is laid out and evenly distributed over the surface of the dough. We recommend adding butter to the cheese - it will make the filling juicy.
The recipe does not include the addition of raw eggs to the filling. The filling can be salted if you like salty cheese. We do not recommend adding sugar, because this ingredient is not combined with Adygei cheese.
After that, the upper layer is laid on the bottom layer of dough with filling. Careful movements need to pinch the edges, firmly holding them together. Next, you need to lay out a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet, grease it with a small amount of butter or vegetable oil. Before you send your khachapuri to a baking sheet, it is advisable to lightly sprinkle it with flour.
Bake the dish should be for 20 - 35 minutes in a preheated 180 degree oven. After you remove the flour product from the oven, you can sprinkle it with a small amount of cheese. This will give the dish even greater flavor and emphasize its extraordinary taste.
If desired, you can make portioned khachapuri. To do this, it is necessary to roll out dough not two circles, but small squares. After you put the filling on the dough, form triangles that are convenient for baking in the oven. As you can see, this method of cooking khachapuri with puff pastry cheese is versatile and very simple.
Homemade khachapuri with cottage cheese
The recipe for the next dish will be useful in the case when you have cottage cheese in the fridge. So, you need to take the following ingredients:
- 1 kilogram of puff pastry;
- 1 egg;
- 400 grams of cottage cheese;
- 100 grams of butter.
The dough must be rolled, giving it a thickness of 5 millimeters. The layer should be covered with flour a little and left for 5 minutes in a warm place so that the dough is “relaxed”. In the meantime, you can do stuffing. To do this, skip the curd through a sieve or crush it with a fork. Such actions will give the filling a uniform consistency. After that, a raw egg, salt, dill is added to the curd filling.
Mix well. You can add any other spices to your taste. If the curd filling is too thin, you need to add a tablespoon of flour to it.
After that, the dough is cut into identical squares measuring 20 x 20 centimeters. Then the filling and a small piece of butter are laid on the center of each square. It is very important to properly fasten the edges of the products. This is done as follows: opposite corners are held together, after which the remaining parts of the envelope from the dough are joined with careful movements. Before you bake khachapuri, you must lubricate their surface with egg yolk to give a beautiful color.
The baking sheet is greased with butter.It is also desirable to cover it with parchment paper, which will prevent burning. Bake khachapuri should be in the oven until tender. Usually this process takes about 30 minutes. Serve the dish is best for tea. In the process of cooking the house will be filled with the pleasant aroma of fresh pastries.
There are dozens of recipes for making khachapuri. Such a Georgian dish does not leave indifferent a single person who has tried it at least once in their life. The fastest and easiest recipe involves the use of ready-made puff pastry, which today can be purchased at almost any store. We recommend you to please the guests of the house and close people with such delicious pastries, which are ideal for the sweet table or replace the bread, if you apply it to the main dishes.