ROLLED FLATBREAD WITH BUTTER AND CHEESE (SINORI)
Active: 30 min. • Total: 1 hr.
Sinori, a rich dish from the Adjara region often served at breakfast, is made by smothering rolls of flatbread in butter and nadughi, a fresh Georgian cheese. In Georgia, Meri Makaharadze prepared her version using the more rustic, aged shushvela cheese. To approximate its aged flavor and aroma, this adapted version is topped with a sprinkling of Emmental. Two 10-oz. packages lavash, trimmed
and cut into 2x10-inch strips 1 lb. (4 sticks) unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, minced (1 tsp.) 1 lb. (1⅔ cups) whole-milk ricotta Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2½ oz. low-moisture mozzarella,
coarsely grated (½ cup) 2½ oz. Emmental cheese, coarsely
grated (½ cup)
1 Set a rack near the top of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
2 In a small pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 2–3 minutes, then stir in the ricotta. Remove the pot from the heat, season the mixture with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, and keep warm while you prepare the lavash. 3 Roll the lavash strips into short rolls and place them, cut side up, in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. (They should be tightly packed enough that they do not unroll, but not crushed or flattened. You might not need all of the lavash.) Pour the butter mixture evenly over the rolls so that it covers the lavash just about two-thirds of the way. Sprinkle the top of the rolls with the cheeses, tent the skilletwith foil, and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 15 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking to lightly brown and crisp the edges of the lavash if desired, 10–12 minutes more. Serve warm.