Georgian Cheese Bread II

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

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This recipe is for a golden yeast bread. With its fanciful topknot, this khachapuri makes a stunning centerpiece for the feast table. Cut into wedges to serve.


  • ¾ cup milk
  • packages ( teaspoons) active dry yeast


Heat the milk to lukewarm (105°F.). Dissolve the yeast and honey in ¼ cup of the milk. Set aside to proof for 10 minutes, then stir in the remaining milk. Add the room temperature butter, the ground coriander seed, 1½ teaspoons of the salt, and the flour, mixing well.

Turn the dough out onto a