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Doughy Cheeseboat

What's more exciting than a regular loaf of bread?
A loaf of homemade bread, filled with lots and lots of cheese.
A Georgian dish, also known as Khachapuri.

I recently saw a buzz feed video about a restaurant that's open in Brooklyn, called Cheeseboat. Although they do other dishes, this is the meal that most people venture out to Brooklyn for. It's literally a big bowl of dough, filled with whatever type of cheese you fancy, and you can add to it with meats, or spices or whatever (cheeseboat) floats your boat at the time. See what I did there?

For my filling I went for slightly different approach to what they told me to do online. 
I'm a huge lover of most cheeses, and I also love a spinach and ricotta dip when it's around. So I went for a spinach, ricotta, feta, and cheddar filling. Try saying that five times over as quick as you can. spinach, ricotta, feta, and cheddar..... dreamy.

Ingredients for the dough:
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of yeast
1 tablespoon of oil
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 and a half cups of flour (I went for wholegrain flour to make it all slightly healthier)
1 cup of water
Half a cup of water

For the filling:
2 bags of 80g spinach
1 and a half cups of feta
1 cup of ricotta (drained)
1 egg
Fresh black pepper

So we'll start with the dough. Add your yeast, salt, flour and sugar to the bowl.

Then heat up your milk and water to a warm temperature and add that to the bowl and stir it all together.

Throw some flour onto your surface and then start kneading the dough. Once it has reached a good elasticity and smoothness, add it to your bread kneading machine and slowly add the olive oil into the  bowl and let it knead for another minute. If you don't have one of the KitchenAid machines, then just knead it for around 15 minutes with your hands just to make sure it reaches the desired effect.

Keep the dough in the bowl, and wrap it in cling film.
Leave it for about around an hour or so and just do whatever you like to do in your spare time.
Dancing? Jiving? Walking around in your birthday suit?
Whatever floats your boat, just go ahead and do it.

After the hour go over to the bowl, take off the cling film, push the dough a couple of times with your hand and then put it back for another 15 minutes with the cling film on top.

Whilst doing this, you can start on your filling.

Boil some salt water and add your spinach into it, once boiled, for around 30 seconds.
Strain it, cool it off, and then finely chop the spinach.

Once this is done, add it to a bowl, with your feta, cheddar, drained ricotta, an egg, and some salt and pepper for seasoning.

Spinach and ricotta filling, with additions.

Separate your dough into three, or six if you're going for miniature cheese boats. Roll them out and then fold the sides to make a boat shape.

Add your filling inside and them place them on a tray with a baking sheet on top.

Make sure you preheat your oven to 230 degrees (450 fahrenheit) and leave it in for around 15 minutes. Take it out and indent the middle and place your egg yolk inside. From experience, I would only add the the yolk as otherwise it'll run wild. 

Put them back in the oven for about 3-5 minutes.

Little cameo from papa Ball in there too.
Cheesy, gooey, goodness. 

nb. If you want to go for full carb effects, just use regular flour instead of the multigrain.
Carbs fo'days. 


  1. Now this is something that I would enjoy making. This is totally new for me but it looks delicious.

    1. It is really fun to make! Have a go at it and let me know how it all goes! xo