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Kūčiukai (also šližikai, prėskutė) is a traditional Lithuanian dish served on Kūčios, the traditional Christmas Eve dinner in Lithuania.[1] They are small, slightly sweet pastries made from leavened dough and poppy seeds. There are variations in sweetness, and though usually served soaked in poppy seed milk, they are also eaten without it. Initially they were made as small loafs of bread served for the spirits - vėlės.

Kūčiukai
Kūčiukai, not yet soaked in the poppy seed milk
Kūčiukai, not yet soaked in the poppy seed milk
Alternative namesšližikai, prėskutė
TypePastry
Place of originLithuania
Main ingredientsDough, leavening agent, poppy seeds

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Juciūtė, Ilona (24 December 2016). "Kūčių stalui – spalvoti, bet visiškai natūralūs kūčiukai". moteris.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 7 June 2017.