The Eastern Christmas Eve, a holiday celebrated with loved ones, is upon us. This recipe takes me back to my childhood, specifically, to the Christmases at my parents' house. Last year, I shared the process of making Braided Bread, a family tradition. This year, I present to you a dish that has been a staple in our Christmas celebration, the Kutia or Boiled Wheat.
You can enjoy this versatile dessert throughout the year. Rich in whole grains, it's highly recommended for those seeking a balanced diet. The beauty of this dessert lies in its adaptability - it can be sweetened and garnished with an array of ingredients like sugar, honey, sweeteners, walnuts, poppy seeds, coconut, vanilla, and many other flavors.
My grandmother's version, the one closest to my heart, was a simple blend of sugar and walnuts. The wheat berries would simmer on the stove for hours, after which a portion would be mixed with sugar and walnuts. This preparation remains the most memorable dessert of my childhood.