When I was a child and we were not permitted meat on Fridays, this was our favorite. It's a little work but worth it a couple times a year.
Beginners think of it as hard to make. It isn't; it's one of the easiest. How to prepare and roast it and some necessary accompaniments.
The difference is to use ground veal and to "frost" the loaf with sour cream. The rope also makes delicious meatballs..