2020-08-13 / test@t

New Year Pie Pig Piggy Bank

The next 2019 year according to the Chinese calendar will be marked by the Yellow Earth Pig. Even if you do not believe in astrology, it is better to play it safe and not put on the table on New Year's Eve neither boiled pork nor a suckling pig. Protect karma! But the ruddy pig of dough prepared with a fragrant filling of buckwheat and forest mushrooms, the mistress of the year will definitely be delighted. And the whole next year will be prosperous and financially for you: it is not for nothing that we are baking not just a pig, but a piggy bank, so that for sure.

New Year Pie Pig Piggy Bank
  • 350 g flour
  • 6 g dry yeast
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 30 g butter
  • 3 g of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 g pre-boiled buckwheat
  • 2 onions
  • 1 large carrot
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • a small bunch of parsley
  • 150 g of grated hard cheese
  • 500 g fresh champignons
  • 50 g dried porcini mushrooms
  • salt pepper


Step 1
Dissolve yeast in warm milk, add sugar and 1 tbsp. flour. Place in a warm place so that the yeast starts to work and a "hat" forms on the dough.
Step 2
Sift the flour into a bowl. Mix egg with salt and pour into flour. Add the matched dough and knead the dough.
Step 3
Add melted butter and knead the dough well. Cover with a towel and place in warm dough for about 1 hour.
Step 4
In the meantime, get busy with the filling. Soak dry mushrooms in warm water. When they swell, rinse thoroughly, cut into cubes. Add chopped champignons to them.
Step 5
Cut the onion into strips, coarsely grate the carrots. Fry in vegetable oil until soft. Add mushrooms and fry until golden brown. Stir in buckwheat and grated cheese. Add salt if necessary.
Step 6
Pound the matched dough. Separate about a quarter from it and set aside, it will go for decoration.
Step 7
Separate half of the remaining dough. Roll it into a rectangle, lift the edges and lay the filling inside. Roll the rest of the dough into a layer and cover the filling with it, tuck it under the "belly" and grease the seams with a beaten egg so that the dough is firmly held together.
Step 8
Now turn the resulting square pie into a piggy bank. First, draw out the corners of the rectangle to form the front and back legs.
Step 9
Roll the remaining dough into a layer, cut a "patch" out of it with a glass or glass, make two holes on it with a toothpick. Cut out the triangular ears. Then the tail, twisting the dough strip in a spiral.
Step 10
Attach all the pig's "body parts" to the pie, greasing the joints of the pieces and the pie with a beaten egg. Make "eyes" from olives, juniper berries or cloves. Brush the whole cake with a beaten egg. On the back of the pig, make a longitudinal cut to let the steam out (here's a piggy bank for you).
Step 11
Bake the pie in an oven preheated to 180-190C for about 40 minutes.
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