Do you like herring? Try the cold herring cake served by the Swedes at Christmas, Easter and other family celebrations. Thanks to I. Stromberg for the recipe! The height of the cake is 5 cm, the diameter is 21 cm
Break the bread-brick into pieces without the upper black crust. In Sweden, bread with spices is taken, like in Russia, Borodinsky. I have a simple Riga "brick".
Grind into crumbs. You can add cumin, as the source advises.
Melt the butter in a water bath.
Pour the melted butter into the breadcrumbs.
Tamp the crumbs with oil on the bottom of the split mold. I covered it with parchment.
For the filling, we take herring fillet in pieces or such a jar of herring with pickled cucumber and leeks in mayonnaise. I cheated and bought a ready-made one-300 g.
The filling is completely improvised, I have cottage cheese from a pack, cream cheese.
Melt the gelatin with a couple of tablespoons of water in a water bath. Or mix quickly dissolvable plates with warm sour cream.
Mix the warm gelatin with the same herring in mayonnaise.
Add chopped dill or onion to the cottage cheese with cheese and herring in mayonnaise with gelatin. Shnitt onion will work well.
Boil the eggs in advance and grate (or cut) into the base.
Boil the potatoes and cool them. Also rub it. You can use yesterday's one.
Mix the filling, taste it with salt, put it on a bread cake.
Flatten, tap on the sides of the mold so that there are no voids and put it in the refrigerator for the night or several hours.
Decorate the frozen cake with a cut egg, tomatoes and herbs.
I recommend decorating with basil leaves just before serving.
The cake after a night in the refrigerator is perfectly divided into portions. We serve it as a snack with drinks.When the Swedes (and not only) laugh at our herring under the "fur coat", we will look at their festive snack, where there is also a lot of things mixed. It is very convenient to serve on the table as a cake, and you can prepare it in advance! They are decorated not laconically, but closely, "in a heap". Even caviar can be "thrown" with spoons, but more often-egg slices and any greens. Such a cake is usually served by the Swedes at the beginning of the celebration on a separate table with other snacks, the Swedes themselves sit at another table and go back and forth for additives, hence the name "buffet".