Recipe of the Month: Khachapuri Stuffed Bread With Mozzarella, Feta Cheese and Baked Egg

This overseas stuffed-bread treat will definitely wow your customers and features Saputo Premium Gold Mozzarella.

Saputo provided this unique recipe for Khachapuri stuffed bread featuring three types of cheese, including mozzarella, feta and ricotta

Ingredients:

Cheese Filling

2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1½ c. feta cheese
½ c. ricotta cheese

Mix all together in a mixer with a paddle for two minutes. Remove and set aside for assembly.

 

Dough

4¾ c. bread flour
1 c. warm water
½ c. whole milk
1 tbsp. light olive oil
1¼ tsp. instant yeast
1½ tsp. sugar

In a small saucepan, warm milk to room temperature. Remove from heat. Add water, sugar and yeast and mix. Let sit for three minutes. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Mix with a dough hook for eight minutes. After eight minutes, reduce mixer speed and drizzle in the oil. Increase the speed and mix for another two minutes.

Transfer the dough into a large, oil-lined bowl and cover with a damp cloth.  Let sit in a warm area (about 73˚F) for one hour.

After one hour, punch the dough down and cover again, letting it sit for another 30 minutes in the same environment.

 

Egg Wash

1 whole egg
1 tsp. water

Crack egg and mix with water in a bowl. Set aside until needed.

 

Assembly

1 batch dough
1 batch cheese filling
4 eggs
1½ tbsp. diced butter
Coarse finishing salt, kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
Egg wash, as needed

Preheat oven to 450˚F. After the dough has rested for 30 minutes, transfer dough onto a flour-dusted surface. Cut into four equal portions. Roll out into about an 8”-diameter round, about ¼” thick, and shape the dough edges into a football shape, pinching the tips.

Transfer onto a parchment-lined sheet tray. Fill doughs with 1 c. of the cheese filling. Egg wash the edges, sprinkle with finishing salt and cook in a 450˚F oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and make a well in the center with the back of a spoon. Crack an egg into the middle. Season with salt and pepper and add butter pieces around the egg. Return to the oven and cook for five more minutes. Serve hot.