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                       KUTIA (UKRAINIAN TRADITIONAL)
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Ethnic
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    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
   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 Christ
   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 serve.
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   Ukrainian dishes.
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