4 hrs 15 mins
Svyata Vechera, the Holy Supper, was an important feast on both the Uniate and Orthodox Christian calendars.
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- 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 more)
- 3/4 cup poppy seed
- 2/3 cup sliced roasted almonds or 2/3 cup walnuts
- 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
- 1In a medium pot, combine wheat kernels and milk.
- 2Bring to a boil.
- 3Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 3 hours.
- 4Add more liquid as necessary to keep kernels covered.
- 5Scald the poppy seeds with boiling water, drain, and add lukewarm water to cover.
- 6Soak 30 minutes, drain and grind in a food processor.
- 7Set aside.
- 8Drain water from wheat kernels and keep 1/2 cup of the liquid.
- 9Add the honey to the liquid and mix well.
- 10Mix kernels, honey, ground poppy seeds, almonds, apricots, raisins, and salt.
- 11Bake in a 2-quart casserole dish, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.
- 12Kutia 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 develop.
- 13Kutia can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
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Nutritional Facts for Ukrainian Christmas Kutya ( Kutia)
Serving Size: 1 (199 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 230.5
- Calories from Fat 108
- Total Fat 12.0 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 26.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
- Sugars 25.1 g
- Protein 5.2 g
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