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A Lithuanian non dairy smoothie, which is often used in place of eggnog, to celebrate the first official day of winter (Winter Solstice). At first it might seem or look discouraging, but it's worth a try! It really doesn't take many ingredients.
- Place the seeds in a 1 qt or 2 qt measuring cup, or a medium bowl. Add enough hot water to cover, about 3 cups. Allow the seeds to steep in the water for 10 minutes. A little longer shouldn't hurt.
- Transfer teh seeds and water to a working blender. Blend at high speed until very smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, arrange several layers of overlapping cheese cloth near a clan medium bowl. Spoon mixture into the cheesecloth, twist the cloth closed and squeeze over the new bowl.
- Discard the pulp from inside the cheesecloth and repeat procedure with remainging mixture in the blender. Whisk the sugar and extract into the milk, then refrigerate until chilled.
This is amazingly delicious! I was looking for a recipe for poppy seed spread or butter, but when I found this I decided to give it a try. It has a slight marzipan flavor - really different and delicious! Thanks for posting!!