Classic Kulebiaka Flaky Salmon Loaf
|For salmon filling|
|Fresh mushrooms||250 Gram, sliced thinly|
|Lemon juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Onions||375 Gram, chopped|
|Long grain rice||100 Gram|
|Chicken stock||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Fresh dill sprigs||6|
|Hard boiled eggs||3|
|Canned red salmon||1 1⁄4 Kilogram|
|Egg||1 (For Glazing)|
|Water||2 Tablespoon (For Glazing)|
|Sour cream||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (For Serving)|
Melt 30 g (1 oz) butter in a frying pan, add the mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
In the work bowl finely chop the onions.
Melt 60 g (2 oz) butter in the frying pan and add all but 1 tablespoon of the chopped onions, cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions are soft and golden in colour.
Season and add them to the mushrooms.
Melt the rest of the butter and cook the remaining onions for 2-3 minutes, add the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
Pour in the chicken stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
Add the rice and the chopped dill to the mushrooms.
In work bowl chop the hardboiled eggs, add to the rice mixture.
With a fork break up the salmon and combine with rest of the ingredients, lightly mix together.
TO ASSEMBLE Preheat the oven to 200Â°C (400Â°F).
Divide the pastry approximately into two equal parts.
On a floured surface roll out a rectangle of pastry about 3-4 mm (1/4 in) thick and 18 cm (7 in) wide by 40 cm (16 in) long.
Butter a rectangular baking tray, drape the pastry over a rolling-pin and unroll it on to the baking tray.
Place the filling along the length of the pastry leaving an edge of exposed pastry 2 1/2 cm (1 in) wide all around.
Brush the exposed edge with the egg-water mixture..
Roll out the remaining pastry into a rectangle 23 cm (9 in) wide and 45 cm (18 in) long.
Drape over the rolling pin and unroll over the filling.
Seal the edge, pressing the two sheets of pastry with the blade of a knife and turn the border of pastry to form a ridge around the filling.
With the reverse side of the knife make shallow cuts in the edge.
In the centre of the pastry cut a circular opening 2 1/2 cm (1 in) in diameter.
From the scraps of pastry make some decorative leaves, brush the pastry with the egg-water mixture and decorate the top.
Refrigerate the Kulebiaka for 30 minutes.
Bake in the middle of oven for 1 hour or until golden brown.
Serve cut into slices with some sour cream