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Khachapuri Shakshuka

I just love a good bread! And this recipe combines two of my favorite dishes – Khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread) and Shakshuka (poached eggs in tomato sauce). This Khachapuri starts with a soft dough that is shaped into a boat. The boat is then filled with tomato sauce which bakes into bubbly goodness. To finish the bread off, an egg is cracked into the boat and baked for a couple of more minutes before serving. This is a great dish for any time of the day. I love ripping off chunks of the crust and plunging them into the tomato sauce and runny egg.

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Servings: 4 -6


For the dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups (500 grams) all-purpose flour a little more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons (20 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
  • 1 cup (240 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray

For the filling:

For garnish:

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds
  • *Optional* chopped parsley


The dough:

  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine flour and yeast and mix for one minute.
  • Add sugar, milk, water, olive oil, and salt and mix for 7 minutes at low speed. If the dough is dry, add a little more milk or water. The dough should be smooth and not sticky.
  • Grease the dough with a little oil, cover with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise until doubled (place the bowl somewhere warm) for about an hour to two hours.

Shaping and filling the Khachapuri:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Separate the dough into 4-6 equal pieces.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a thin circle using a rolling pin.
  • Using your fingers, roll and press two opposite sides of the circle a few inches into the center, building up the sides. Next, press and pinch the narrow ends together to form two points. This will create an oval boat with an eye-like shape. Place the Khachapuri on the prepared sheet tray.
  • Generously spread tomato sauce into the center of each dough boat, spreading it into an even layer.
  • Brush the sides of Khachapuri with water and sprinkle some sesame seeds.


  • Place Khachapuri in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Remove pan from oven. Crack an egg into the middle of each boat and drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on top.
  • Bake until the eggs are partially set (3 to 8 minutes, depending on how firm you want them).


  • Remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Serve immediately with olives and a salad on the side.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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