Slow Food Sunday: Root Vegetable Pie

Remember Rutabaga Kukko we blogged about couple of years ago? Here’s another version of kukko, this time it’s filled with mixed root vegetables. You can have fresh kukko for breakfast if you bake it the night before and simmer it wrapped in towel overnight.

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Rutabaga Kukko

200 g rutabaga
200 g parsnip
5 carrots
about 2 dl water
salt
1 tbsp uncooked rice
margarine

dough:
4 dl rye flour
4 dl wheat flour
1 tsp salt
3 dl water

Peel the root vegetables and slice thinly. Put them, water and some salt to a pot and simmer until half done. Drain

Mix the dough ingredients in a bowl. Roll into a circle or oval, edges can be thinner. Sprinkle the rice in the center of the circle/oval, it will absorb all the extra moisture. Put some root vegeatble slices on the dough, sprinkle with salt and put few dollops of margarine on top. Continue until you have all the root vegetables on the dough. Put more margarine dollops on top. Fold the edges of the dough on top of the pie. Close tightly, water and gentle rubbing will help.

Bake in 200 Celsius degrees 1-1,5 hours. Brush with mixture of melted margarine and water. Wrap in greaseproof paper and then wrap in a towel. You can then either wrap it in a blanket or put back to oven if it has cooled to 100 or less degrees. Keep wrapped at least couple of hours, but over night is better. This simmering part is important, it makes the crust softer and enhances the flavours of the filling.

Serve with margarine.

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