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Kutia (Ukrainian Traditional)

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Wheat
  • 3 qt Water
  • 1 c Poppy seeds
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Honey (dissolved in 3/4 cup
  • -hot water)
  • 1/2 c Chopped walnuts
  • 1 Apple cut into 1/4 inch
  • -squares


This is the ritual first dish of the 12 course Christmas Eve Supper. The
wheat represents the staff of life, the honey represents the Spirit of

Dry wheat in 250 degree oven for one hour, stir occasionaly. Wash, soak in
cold water overnight. Next morning, bring wheat to boiling point, simmer
for 3 - 4 hours, until kernels burst open.

Scald poppy seed, simmer for 3 - 5 minutes. Drain, grind twice using the
finest blade of food chopper. Set aside. Combine honey and sugar in hot
water. Set aside. After all ingredients have cooled, combine in one bowl
and add the chopped apples (if desired). This dish is to be served cold and
will not keep well at room temperature. Store in fridge until ready to

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more of the traditional Ukrainian dishes.

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