FISH crocodile pie (Russian cuisine).

Coulibiac different from a lot of pie filling. If the filling is less than the test – a pie filling and if more than half of the total weight – it Kulebyaka.
In the traditional pie fillings a little more than a test, so she attached an oblong shape elongated to a good stuffing baked through.
The dough for pie making steeper, able to keep a high layer of filling. Such tests require much effort – it had to be good to knead, rub, knead – as used to say before, “kulebyachit.” Probably, hence the name.
Dough retains its shape during baking and pie so often gave different shapes, depending on the type of filling.

For a lean yeast dough:
– 250 ml of water
– 600 g flour
– 1.5 teaspoons of dry yeast
– 1 tbsp. Spoon potato starch
– 4 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 1 teaspoon of salt.
To lean filling:
– 600 g of fish fillets
– 0.5 cups of rice
– 2 boiled potatoes in their skins (or 1 boiled potato and avocado 1)
– 1 onion
– Bunch green onions
– 50 g of olive oil
– salt

PREPARATION lean fish pie prescription Danilov Monastery:
Mix all ingredients, knead the yeast dough steeper than pies.
The capacity of the dough, cover with a lid or foil and leave in a warm up to double in volume.
Then coming up properly Punch the dough and let it rise again.
For the filling fish simmered in a little water and chop finely.
Cook rice until tender. Boil the potatoes in their skins, peel and cut into cubes.
In the olive oil simmered onions until transparent, put chopped green onion and fry for 2-3 minutes, add the fish, rice and potatoes.
Season with salt, stir and let cool completely.
NOTE. According to the monks, they are often replaced with half a raw potato diced avocado – so it turns out delicious. If you are not very ripe avocado, monks pour it with flour and allowed to ripen at room temperature for 2-4 days. The flesh of a ripe avocado tender as butter.
Approached Roll out the dough into a rectangular formation, leaving a little dough for decorations.
In the middle lay out the filling and tamped by hand.
Right and left, cut the dough into strips of 3-4 cm, and then fold the overlapping pigtail, as shown in the photo.
From the top of the head fold “crocodile” and the lower twist in the tail. From left to make the test eyebrows, eyes and legs. Notching dough with scissors, make teeth and bumps on the skin.
Grease a pie with olive oil. For more delicious browned crust, add the butter a pinch of powdered sugar – sugar fried pie will give the desired color scheme.
Bake at 180-190 grams. With up to a beautiful golden color.

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