• Kutia is a traditional
dish made of boiled
wheat, seeds of poppy
• Uzvar, a drink made of
• Salad of beetroot
• Varenyky with potatoes
• Kutia is the hostess of Christmas
1 1/2 cups wheat berries, soaked in warm water
for 24 hours, and then strained (kernels)
4 1/2 cups water (or more) or 4 1/2 cups milk (or
3/4 cup poppy seed
2/3 cup sliced roasted almonds or 2/3 cup
1/2 cup honey, to taste
2/3 cup chopped dried apricot (optional)
1/2 cup raisins
1 pinch salt, to taste
1 dash ground cinnamon
1 In a medium pot, combine wheat kernels and milk.
2 Bring to a boil.
3 Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 3 hours.
4 Add more liquid as necessary to keep kernels covered.
5 Scald the poppy seeds with boiling water, drain, and add lukewarm water to
6 Soak 30 minutes, drain and grind in a food processor.
7 Set aside.
8 Drain water from wheat kernels and keep 1/2 cup of the liquid.
9 Add the honey to the liquid and mix well.
10 Mix kernels, honey, ground poppy seeds, almonds, apricots, raisins, and
11 Bake in a 2-quart casserole dish, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 20
12 Kutia may be served warm or chilled, and sprinkled with cinnamon, but it
is best when prepared several days ahead of time in order for the full flavor to
13 Kutia can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Uzvar is the main drink of
Uzvar is a drink prepared from
several kinds of dried fruits
(original recipe features apples,
pears and prunes) and sometimes
berries sweetened with honey or
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