Gurian Christmas Khachapuri

Guruli Ghvezeli გურული გოვეზელი

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Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

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This special bread is made in all Gurian houses on Christmas day and contains hard-boiled eggs in addition to the usual khachapuri cheese filling. It’s popular throughout the Christmas and New Year season and is sometimes baked with a coin or nut inside. The person who gets the hidden treasure will have a prosperous new year.

This can be baked either as small, individual breads or as one larger bread. The bread’s shape changes too, into a rounded crescent or half circle. I lo