Traditional recipe of kórnik is a cake of puff pastry with chicken flesh as meat. Chicken perfectly combined ingredients such as potatoes, mushrooms, onions, cabbage and chicken eggs.
The history of kórnik
Since ancient times in Russia all baking was considered a ritual food and have accompanied humans to all the most important moments of his life: birth, wedding, etc. a Huge kurnik presented on the towel and that they definitely have graced any wedding feast.
Kórnik for the bride baked the groom's house and the girls baked a cake to your beloved. Male kurnik decorated with figures of dough, which symbolized the future family life. On the cake bride was sure the flowers were associated with purity. The word "pie" comes from the word "feast".
The traditional filling of this pie — the chicken — was revered by the Slavs as a symbol of fertility. As a rule, kórnik used puff pastry, although it was also baked with liquid and sand. According to the testimony, a favorite pie of Ivan the terrible was kórnik.
Preparation of kórnik with chicken
To create classic kurnik chicken you will need.
For the filling:
- chicken breast — 1 PC.;
- chicken legs — 2 PCs.;
- onions — 2 PCs.;
- 300 g mushrooms;
- potatoes — 4 PCs.;
- dill — 1 bunch;
- salt, pepper — to taste.
For the dough:
- 500 g flour;
- 100 ml of milk;
- 75 g butter;
- 120 ml sour cream;
- 100 ml mayonnaise;
- 1 tsp. of baking soda;
- salt (to taste).
Defrost chicken legs and breast, rinse and leave to dry on a paper towel. If you have a whole chicken, separate the legs and breast, these parts need to make a cake.
Remove chicken legs and Breasts all cartilage and bone, chop well with a knife. Use a meat grinder and turn the chicken in the stuffing is not necessary.
Mushrooms cut into slices, onion peel and shred, dill wash and finely chop. Potatoes wash, peel and cut into rings first, then small cubes.
In a separate bowl combine all of the toppings for the kórnik: chicken, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs. Then add salt, pepper filling for the cake and mix well all the ingredients to obtain a homogeneous stuffing.
Knead the puff pastry to kórnik: butter cut into small cubes and grind it with wheat flour. Now to test you can add soda or baking powder, which kórnik in the oven will rise and become very fluffy cake.
Add to the dough sour cream, mayonnaise, milk and salt, then knead well the dough with your hands. The dough should be elastic. Send it to us 30 minutes in the refrigerator in a plastic bag.
After the divide dough into 2 portions and roll them into rectangular shapes. On a baking sheet, greased with vegetable oil, put the first layer of dough, then evenly spread stuffing and cover with the second layer of puff pastry. The edges of the dough you need to take in any way, and the middle of the pie pierce. Brush pie top with egg yolk and send in a preheated oven at 180°C for 40 minutes.
Kórnik turns out very tasty and satisfying, will provide you with energy for a long time. You need to keep pie in the fridge. Even the next day kórnik will not lose its flavor, it can be eaten even cold.