Georgian Cheese Bread Recipe

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  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water and stir in 1 tablespoon flour. Let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes. (If yeast does not activate, start over with new yeast.)
  2. Stir together salt and remaining flour in a large bowl, then stir in egg and yeast mixture to form a dough.
  3. Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface and turn to coat with flour, then knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Form into a ball and dust with flour. Let dough rest in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap, punching down with a wet fist every hour, at least 2 hours and up to 3.
  4. Preheat oven to 500°F with rack in middle.
  5. Turn out dough onto floured pizza pan, turning to coat, then flatten with your fingers into a 7-inch disk.
  6. Toss together cheeses and press into a compact 3-inch ball with your hands. Place ball in middle of dough, then gather dough up around ball of cheese, squeezing excess dough into a topknot. Press down on topknot with a damp fist to press cheese out from center. Continue to flatten dough and distribute cheese evenly, pressing outward from center, until dough is an 11-inch disk.
  7. Cut a 6-inch X through top of dough to expose cheese. Bake until pale golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Brush surface of dough with butter and bake until golden and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  8. Serve cut into wedges.
  9. Cooks' note: • Dough can be made 1 day ahead and chilled in bowl (for a slow rise), covered with plastic wrap. Punch down and bring to room temperature before proceeding with recipe.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1450.27 Kcal (6072 kJ)
Calories from fat 410.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.65g 70%
Cholesterol 302.74mg 101%
Sodium 2461.37mg 103%
Potassium 534mg 11%
Total Carbs 166.24g 55%
Sugars 1.13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8.69g 35%
Protein 57.1g 114%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 39%
Iron 11.6mg 65%
Calcium 834.2mg 83%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 238.79 Kcal (1000 kJ)
Calories from fat 67.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.52g 70%
Cholesterol 49.85mg 101%
Sodium 405.28mg 103%
Potassium 87.93mg 11%
Total Carbs 27.37g 55%
Sugars 0.19g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.43g 35%
Protein 9.4g 114%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 39%
Iron 1.9mg 65%
Calcium 137.4mg 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 32
  • 34

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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