Kutia wigilijna

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Cracked wheat or bulgur
2 cups Hot water
½ cup Poppy seeds
1 cup Honey
2 cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt
\N \N Festive spirits

Soak wheat in about 2 cups of hot water for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil and cook covered until tender. Mix in poppy seed.

Cook honey with remaining 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. Cool and serve with wheat and poppy seed mixture.

NOTES:

* Christmas Eve Kutia -- This recipe could be used as part of a 12-course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve. Yield: Serves 4-6.

* For added enjoyment a liberal amount of festive spirits may be added. In Poland the festive spirit is usually called Spiritus, which is grain alcohol.

: Difficulty: easy.

: Time: 1 hour.

: Precision: Approximate measurement OK.

: Original recipe passed down through the generations and translated from Polish into English (with a few mods) by Edward Chrzanowski : MFCF, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : echrzanowski@... or

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