Ukrainian Christmas Kutya

"This dish should be prepared several days ahead of of time for flavour to develop. It keeps very well in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or so. Very high in vitamins."
 
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photo by Erin K. Brown photo by Erin K. Brown
photo by Erin K. Brown
photo by Deryck S. photo by Deryck S.
Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Wash wheat in cold water and soak overnight in the 3 to 4 quarts of water.
  • The next day, bring the water to a boil then simmer for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • The wheat is ready when the kernels burst open and the fluid is thick and creamy.
  • Chop the poppy seed in a food processor (or coffee grinder) (or you can buy ground poppy seeds in some deli's) and set aside.
  • Mix honey, sugar and hot water.
  • Mix the honey mixture, poppy seeds, and chopped nuts and wheat.
  • More honey can be added to taste.
  • Keep in refrigerator.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lorischwanbeck
    Hello Do you recommend red or white wheat berries? thanks
     
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Reviews

  1. Deryck S.
    I use an apple instead of nuts ,less sugar and a bit more honey
     
    • Review photo by Deryck S.
  2. Erin K. Brown
    We have been trying various versions of Kutya every Russian Christmas for several years, and this one is fabulous! We finally found something to stick with! Thank you for posting it! I substituted the wheat berries for spelt berries and used some raw honey along with the regular honey. Yummy!! When we wake up late the next morning we add some whipping cream to the leftovers and have it for breakfast :)
     
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  1. Erin K. Brown
    We have been trying various versions of Kutya every Russian Christmas for several years, and this one is fabulous! We finally found something to stick with! Thank you for posting it! I substituted the wheat berries for spelt berries and used some raw honey along with the regular honey. Yummy!! When we wake up late the next morning we add some whipping cream to the leftovers and have it for breakfast :)
     

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