Sunday, January 17, 2016

Babes and Boats

2016 has begun with a tasty treat from Babe Aparna -- a Georgian boat-shaped bread called Acharuli/Adjaruli Khachapuri.  It's like a kind of pizza, filled with a mixture of mozzarella and feta cheeses, and topped with sliced fresh tomatoes and a soft-yolked egg.  Yummy!   

There was a brief moment when I thought this bread wouldn't happen, because the dough seemed reluctant to rise.  Maybe the house was too chilly inside.  I had to leave for the afternoon, so, I put the dough in a warmish oven.  Luckily, by the time I returned, the dough had increased in size.  I didn't have time to bake it then, so I placed it in the refrigerator overnight, took it out first thing in the morning, and had a lovely lunch.

The pesky egg tried to jump off the dough, so I made a barricade with the tomatoes, which helped corral it. 

This was a nice opportunity to bake and enjoy a bread from another culture.  Definitely a winner!

Head over to Aparna's website, My Diverse Kitchen, to learn about bread and get the recipe.  If you check in with the other Babes, you will find variations in how each one interpreted the recipe and filling.  To be a Buddy, bake the bread and share your experience with Aparna by the 29th.  The roundup will show up a few days after that. 

The recipe was adapted from this one: 

The Babes are:

Bake My Day - Karen
blog from OUR kitchen - Elizabeth
Bread Experience - Cathy
Feeding my Enthusiasms - Pat/Elle
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen - Heather
Judy's Gross Eats - Judy
Karen's Kitchen Stories - Karen
My Diverse Kitchen - Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups - Tanna
Notitie Van Lien - Lien
Thyme for Cooking - Katie (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Biblioth√©caire)
Life's a Feast - Jamie
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Natashya
Ilva Beretta Photography - Ilva