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And you ate svatelny pies?

North... The North is not a mamochkina a melon field where everyone kavun is close familiar and personally nice. There are kavuna, or as they are called by Russians, water-melons, do not grow. And here that that another grew … It is necessary to sweat. And not once. Even now in the conditions of general electrification, almost forgotten chemicalixation and the pathetic remains of mechanization which still remained from agro-industrial complex. And earlier?

Better and not to remember. There is a same podsechny agriculture which was widely applied in Karelia almost before the beginning of the last century. The space for future field (fell) choose in the wood. Yes so that it was ennobled, not waterlogged by ground waters, the place. And that the wood was mainly deciduous. Cut down all these thickets at the beginning of summer. The dumped trees and a bush pile.

And in a year as everything will dry up, burn. That the fire did not go further a site cut, dig out around it a small ditch. Ashes as organic fertilizer, evenly distribute on all area of future arable land. Around a site make a pryasloobrazny tryokhzherdevy fence. And that one never knows, will poison cattle crops.

While wrote, already got a bit tired a little. And it seems, make all this. And not only it. Still it is necessary to plow, to seed, zaboronovat … Generally, our ancestors had enough cares.

Only … It is impossible to work, work and work all the time. Even if it is heavier than the handle or the same jack if where on our roads you will bend a disk thoroughly, in hands there is nothing, and that you are tired. And soul... Here is itching to it. If not fish soup, so a holiday asks. Both now asks, and then asked.

Therefore there were in the Karelian villages good kind holidays. And not one. About everything, so with a swoop, also you will not tell. And here if to take what concrete … What

only? Well for what else from me to wait? Who about what, and lousy, so always - about a bath. I - not just like that. As - in any way man`s to a sort - the tribe. If for all. And for whom it is concrete, and the son-in-law. Zyatyok, lyubimenky.

Here is how - that so turns out that not only at us, but also at the Karelian, - the same. To the son-in-law in the house of the spouse - honor and respect genuine. A holiday simply, when it as the sun from - for the horizon is clear, through a threshold … Especially, if, from where from far away.

And Karelians. Distant, and respectively and darling … Chesslovo, the dear son-in-law were called “ " cake; unlike “ zagustny “ that where - then, nearby, in the neighbourhood. Not for nothing, oh, not for nothing Karelians speak: “ Kun on vavu kois, siit on seinat vois “ - “ When the son-in-law in the house, walls in " oil;.

And “ " cake; - not just like that. Was, the Karelian mother-in-law had a special pie for the son-in-law. However, that to deserve it, it was necessary to woo for a start.

Therefore at this, traditionally Karelian pastries which personally I any more not only did not try anywhere, but even did not see, there are several names. Northern Karelians “ svatelny “ pie is called a keytinpiro (keitinpiiroa). Livviki and buttercups in the south of the republic - keyteltupiiro (keitel’tupiiroi). Where still it is possible to hear a sulkhaspiir (sulhaspiirat). And it passes in Petrozavodsk as a maygepiir (mageapiirat) - sweet pie. Here such it, darling zyatyok. All the most sweet - to it.

Now the maygepiir can practically buy it at any time almost in each dining room, and earlier... Earlier this pie prepared under a concrete event. Initially - when matchmakers came to the house. Therefore it and “ svatelny “.

In this case the first thin unleavened cake or as at us call - skanets, the bride had to roll with own hand. Not just it to make was it when matchmakers and the groom not only did not help, and diligently and in every possible way disturbed. Under a hand will push, will throw a shchepochka in dough to spoil a product. Was considered that only in case give their intrigues what result and the bride will not cope with the task, courtship will be successful.

And then “ svatelny “ treated with pies the son-in-law when he came on a visit. From here and - “ pie for the son-in-law “. Sometimes the same pies gave on a table and when did not even smell of the son-in-law in vicinities. For example, to builders of the house when the felling was ready. In some Karelian villages they were baked from flour of a new harvest after the last sheaf was squeezed. But from that they did not stop being “ svatelny “. Or “ pies for the son-in-law “.

There are several options of preparation pies for the son-in-law. Here one of them.

For a start we cook fresh dough: we shake up egg, we add on couple of tablespoons of sour cream, cream, waters, a tablespoon of sugar sand and a pinch of salt. It is possible to put a little butter or margarine, but moderately, otherwise pies will not turn out crackling.

On this basis we knead dense dough, skatyvay in a sausage and we give it “ to a sausage “ to stand minutes 10 - 15. Then we cut it on pieces, identical by the size, of which we do small flat cakes (as in gates), piling them. And that they in a pile did not stick together, on each of flat cakes slightly - slightly - flour.

As from a sausage nothing remains, and flat cakes all in a pile, we begin to roll them. Skantsa have to be very thin. Ready skanets (them from one batch it turns out pieces 18 - 20) we put on a table. We strew a half of each of them with granulated sugar and we cover with the second half. The edges are accurately cut by a saucer. But it already so. To show off Karelian. Usually the maygepiira is just pinched.

We fry already zashchipanny pies on vegetable oil on well warmed frying pan.

Yes, the maygepiira is fried. Or rather, as Karelians speak, - “ cook in " oil;. What only you will not make for dear son-in-law! And expensive wheat flour can be not regretted.

They say that “ svatelny “ maybe with a stuffing. In the form of the friable millet cereal cooked on milk, viscous rice porridge with boiled egg or dense gruel from oat flour with sour cream. And the Tver Karelians, on the rumors reaching from the Top Volga, use also cabbage stuffing or cottage cheese.

I do not know. I do not remember a stuffing. Can because usually painfully quickly the maygepiira comes to an end?.

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