I know that Georgia is noted for it’s wine and has an very old wine-making tradition.
It’s only logical that they have fantastic bread to go with it, right?
Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen, and our host kitchen for the month, has a lot of information on what is considered a Georgian national dish:
Some people like to call the Acharuli Khachapuri a Georgian Pizza Pie, but I think that’s insulting both the Pizza and the Khachapuri. There are similarities but they’re really two distinctly individual dishes to my mind. Khachapuri is considered one of Georgia’s national dishes and each region of Georgia apparently makes its own variety of it. So much so that the Tbilisi State University supposedly developed a “Khachapuri Index” to measure inflation based on how much it costs to make one Imeretian Khachapuri!
This particular version is supposed to have an egg in the middle, added at the end so the yolk stays runny (I love that!).
Strangely, we have a disproportionate number of Babes that are morally opposed to runny yolks. I am not one of them. There’s a video on Aparna’s post showing a proper Khachapuri, with egg, and how to eat it. I was drooling….
Visit My Diverse Kitchen for more info, the recipe and the scoop on being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.
You can tell by the photos that anything goes for topping this bread – egg or not.
And that’s it for the Babes in January….
Only one brave enough to use the egg (she says, biting back the snarky comments…. I really love eggs).
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
All Roads Leaf to the Kitchen – Heather
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies – Natashya
Ilva Beretta Photography Blog – Ilva
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie
From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).