Basalt

Are you looking to bake a tasty breakfast? Have you tried Adjurali Khachapuri? It is a fluffy pie baked inside the oven with popular Georgian cheeses such as Imeruli and Sulguni. Commonly served at breakfast it features molten cheese and egg in a fluffy crust. Here, we offer insight into the history of this special dish and giving tips for baking breakfast bread with cheese.

Adjurali Khachapuri is perhaps one of the most popular and well-known Georgian dishes. It is the type of breakfast food easy to crave on a weekend morning. Its origin is disputed, but most agree Romans brought it when traveling through the Black Sea with recipes resembling a pizza. Since tomatoes weren’t introduced in Europe until the 16th, the main ingredients were cheese and dough.

Why it spun off in Georgia is unknown, however, almost every region of the country has its own variations. Named after the cheese itself, Imeruli is the most popular one. This is also the most simple, with only egg and cheese. However, there are many variations including a range of ingredients such as meat, spinach, and potatoes.

Where does the dish come from?

The culinary history in Georgia is rich and their food culture is a never-ending surprise of interesting delicacies. Cheese, an integral part of the food culture, is served with almost every meal. Georgia has a troublesome history. Despite the Ottoman Empire rule, to the tight grip of the Soviet Union, their gourmet food has survived.

Second runner up, after France of course, the little Caucasian nation offers a unique diversity of cheese that is hard to find elsewhere. Georgia has a long tradition of artisanal cheese making. However, during the Soviet Union, independent artisans declined. Seen as the bourgeoisie, the politics around food production was centered around feeding the masses. The two most popular kinds of cheese Imeruli and Sulguni became industry produced and many of the unique cheeses disappeared from the market.

After the fall of Soviet, however, small artisan cheese makes have re-discovered the traditional practices. They’ve reappeared throughout the country and inspired a revival of the once flourishing cheese culture of Georgia.

So how can you bring a little bit of this Georgian piece of heavenly molten cheese and bread into your kitchen? Like with any other cooking endeavor, perfecting a dish is more of a meditation. When baking this breakfast bread with cheese it is important to have to be present and to use the right baking tools.

How to make it?

Using a baking plate will help you perfect this unique dish. Why? Just like with a Pizza stone, a baking tray can help dispenses the heart and absorb moisture away from the dough, allowing it to obtain the ultimate crispiness. The combination of the cheese, the egg, and the crispy bread don’t fail to satisfy.

So what is a good baking plate for baking delicious breakfast bread with cheese? The Revol Basalt Matt Style Baking Tray! It is part of our best-selling Basalt collection. Created to imitate Slate, it is made entirely out of porcelain and has the same unique properties as porcelain. What does that mean? It means no more worry if it can go inside the dishwasher, no more worry about it being food hygienic. Because of the high fire temperature, you can use the plate with confidence that it will not suffer from a thermal shock. Just make sure to apply the proper care for porcelain.

Basalt has the beautiful look of slate but without the hassle of it. Revol has created a collection made of black porcelain that is perfect for everyone who likes to entertain, present all kinds of delicious small bites, and serve cheese and crackers during any gathering, outdoor or indoor.

This rustic-look platter can be used multiple times during multiple occasions to barbecue (on indirect heat) bake, present cold or hot dishes without fear of chipping or scratching. Also great for homemade cakes and tarts.

What is unique about the Basalt?

Despite natural slate stone, Basalt is nonporous, so it absorbs neither fats nor bacteria. Plus, as all the products made by Revol, the dish is also 100% safe for your health and the environment. Best of all, it’s safe for freezer, oven (up to 572F), microwave and dishwasher.

Made of black clay, the entire piece is black all the way through. This will not alter baking process – feel free to use this board as a pizza tray for a large family-size rectangular pizza.

Basalt is one of the bestselling collections of REVOL. Created to imitate slate, this line includes a large range of trays, platters, and boards that look exactly the same than slate but will perform better.

BETTER THAN SLATE: Basalt looks like slate but does not have all the inconvenience. It won’t scratch, absorbs neither fat nor odors (basalt is 100% non-porous) and is resistant to chipping

FOOD FRIENDLY: cadmium and lead free, it will not chip like slate does

MADE TO LAST: Hyper-resistant to thermal and mechanical shock – oven and microwave safe

MULTIPLE USE: suitable for all salts, peppers, spices and herbs

EASY CARE – dishwasher safe

For more breakfast inspiration, check out this article for tips on how too cook a breakfast Shakshuka!