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 love the addition of the eggs as it makes a more substantial bread with an extra dimension. Perfect for lunch with a salad all year long.
For Method and Ingredients, see Master Recipe
Following the Master Recipe, make the dough as described, for 1 or 2 breads. Prepare the cheeses for the filling. You’ll need 2 hard-boiled eggs for every
When the dough has risen, roll it out into a circle or oval
Beat an egg yolk with a teaspoon of water and paint it evenly over the top of the bread. Prick a few small air holes in the dough with a fork.
Slide the bread onto the preheated heavy baking tray in the oven and bake until the top is golden, about 25-30 minutes (smaller breads will take less time). Rub the top with
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